Affordable Housing In Stafford County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stafford County

Newell Housing

102 Blackburn Dr
Stafford, KS

Cherry Lane Village

712 E 1st Ave
Seward, KS
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Housing Authorities that serve Stafford County

Housing Authority Programs
Ford County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Stafford County

Housing Authority Programs
Stafford Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stafford County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 42 affordable apartments for rent in Stafford County, Kansas. Stafford County features 30 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 12 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stafford County.

Stafford County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 42
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 30
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $47,377 ±$3,697
Median Rent $579 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.9% ± 9.59pp
Total Population 4,320

Population and Household Demographics

Stafford County is a County in Kansas with a population of 4,320. There are 1,794 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 16.22% of households in Stafford County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stafford County

The median gross income for households in Stafford County is $47,377 a year, or $3,948 a month. The median rent for the county is $579 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stafford County, a household making less than $1,930 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Stafford County.1

Area Median Income In Stafford 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 Stafford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,300

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 Stafford 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 Stafford County HUD Rental Assistance in Stafford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Stafford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
60% of Median $27,900 $31,860 $35,820 $39,780 $43,020 $46,200 $49,380 $52,560

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Stafford County is $35,820 a year, or $2,985 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,985 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $896 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $581 $623 $746 $863 $963 $1,062
60% $698 $747 $896 $1,035 $1,155 $1,274
Fair Market Rents in Stafford County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$524 $542 $714 $890 $967

Cities In Stafford County

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City Listings Served By
St John 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St John is the Ford County Housing Authority.
Macksville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Macksville is the Ford County Housing Authority.
Hudson 0
Radium 0
St. John 0
Seward 1
Stafford 1