Heritage Court Apt

107 E. Lake Street
Silver Lake, Kansas

Silver Valley Apartments

101 Gemini St
Silver Lake, Kansas
Rent Assisted

There are 0 low-income apartments in Silver Lake that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 32 low-income homes in Silver Lake where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 23rd, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Silver Lake, Kansas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Silver Lake, Kansas

Silver Lake features 32 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 Silver Lake, Kansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Silver Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Silver Lake, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Silver Lake landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Silver Lake.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Silver Lake, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $820 and $1,002.

2023 Silver Lake, 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
Silver Lake, Kansas Fair Market Rent $688 $692 $911 $1,160 $1,346
Silver Lake, Kansas Payment Standard Range $619 to $757 $623 to $761 $820 to $1,002 $1,044 to $1,276 $1,211 to $1,481

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Silver Lake, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 32
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $60,938 ±$9,358
Median Rent $609 ±$137
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 18.33% ± 12.54pp
Total Population 1,780

Population and Household Demographics

Silver Lake is a city in Shawnee County, Kansas with a population of 1,780. There are 622 households in the city with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 28.94% of households in Silver Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Silver Lake

The median gross income for households in Silver Lake is $60,938 a year, or $5,078 a month. The median rent for the city is $609 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Silver Lake, a household making less than $2,030 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 18.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Silver Lake.

Area Median Income In Silver Lake

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Silver Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Shawnee County.

In Silver Lake, 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 Silver Lake

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 Silver Lake

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Silver Lake 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 Silver Lake 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 Silver Lake 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