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Affordable Housing In Smith County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Smith County

Western Plains Village

501 W 3rd St
Smith Center, Kansas

White Rock Apartments

313 White Rock Rd
Smith Center, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedars of Lebanon

425 Main St
Lebanon, Kansas

Country View Village

504 N Main St
Kensington, Kansas

Centerview Place

309 Roger Barta Way
Smith Center, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Smith County, Kansas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 94 affordable apartments for rent in Smith County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Smith County, Kansas

Smith County features 84 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 Smith County, Kansas

There are 10 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Smith County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Smith County, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Smith County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $646 and $790.

2021 Smith 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
Smith County, Kansas Fair Market Rent $543 $630 $718 $1,023 $1,042
Smith County, Kansas Payment Standard Range $489 to $597 $567 to $693 $646 to $790 $921 to $1,125 $938 to $1,146

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Smith County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 94
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 84
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $43,848 ±$2,126
Median Rent $459 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.8% ± 7.35pp
Total Population 3,740

Population and Household Demographics

Smith County is a county in Kansas with a population of 3,740. There are 1,667 households in the county with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 19.74% of households in Smith County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Smith County

The median gross income for households in Smith County is $43,848 a year, or $3,654 a month. The median rent for the county is $459 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Smith County, a household making less than $1,530 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Smith County.

Area Median Income In Smith 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 Smith County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,600

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 Smith 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 Smith County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Smith County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Smith County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Smith County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250

Cities In Smith County

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