Affordable Housing In Shawnee County
Kansas

73 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shawnee County

Landmark Plaza

1000 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, Kansas
Call For Rent
1 BR

Ybarra Place

2515 SE Legacy Ln
Topeka, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Echo Ridge

2010 SE California Ave
Topeka, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Knightsbridge Apartments

501 SW Franklin Ave
Topeka, Kansas
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Paradise Plaza I

1110 SE Powell St
Topeka, Kansas
$518-598
2-3 BR

Paradise Plaza II

1110 SE Powell St
Topeka, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Wesparke Village

3500 SW. Wesparke Ln
Topeka, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Tennessee Town l & ll

1176A SW Lincoln St
Topeka, Kansas
Call For Rent
1 BR

Glenn Oaks

1243 SW Western Ave
Topeka, Kansas
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Luther Place II

4900 SW Huntoon St
Topeka, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Shawnee County, Kansas

There are 73 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,755 affordable apartments for rent in Shawnee County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Shawnee County, Kansas

Shawnee County features 2,197 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Shawnee County, Kansas

There are 3,558 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shawnee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shawnee County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Shawnee County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Shawnee County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shawnee County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $760 and $928.

2022 Shawnee County, Kansas Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Shawnee County, Kansas Fair Market Rent $638 $643 $844 $1,075 $1,275
Shawnee County, Kansas Payment Standard Range $574 to $702 $579 to $707 $760 to $928 $968 to $1,183 $1,148 to $1,403

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Shawnee County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 73
Total Low Income Apartments 5,755
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,197
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $50,378 ±$1,143
Median Rent $738 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.6% ± 2.27pp
Total Population 178,792

Population and Household Demographics

Shawnee County is a county in Kansas with a population of 178,792. There are 71,368 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 35.72% of households in Shawnee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shawnee County

The median gross income for households in Shawnee County is $50,378 a year, or $4,198 a month. The median rent for the county is $738 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shawnee County, a household making less than $2,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.6% of households who rent are overburdened in Shawnee County.

Area Median Income In Shawnee County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Shawnee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Shawnee County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Shawnee County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Shawnee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,400 $19,850 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Shawnee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Shawnee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350

Cities In Shawnee County

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City Served By
Auburn
Rossville
Silver Lake
Topeka The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Topeka is the Topeka Housing Authority.
Wakarusa
Willard