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Affordable Housing In Stevens County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stevens County

Westfield Apartments

910 Coulter Dr
Hugoton, Kansas

Sunflower Plaza

109 W 7th St
Hugoton, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Stevens County, Kansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 64 affordable apartments for rent in Stevens County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Stevens County, Kansas

Stevens County features 16 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 Stevens County, Kansas

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stevens County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Stevens County, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stevens County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $655 and $801.

2020 Stevens 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
Fair Market Rent $534 $553 $728 $907 $1,130
Payment Standard Range $481 to $587 $498 to $608 $655 to $801 $816 to $998 $1,017 to $1,243

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Stevens County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 64
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $55,433 ±$6,296
Median Rent $647 ±$227
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.03% ± 11.8pp
Total Population 5,772

Population and Household Demographics

Stevens County is a county in Kansas with a population of 5,772. There are 2,007 households in the county with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 25.06% of households in Stevens County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stevens County

The median gross income for households in Stevens County is $55,433 a year, or $4,619 a month. The median rent for the county is $647 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stevens County, a household making less than $2,157 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Stevens County.

Area Median Income In Stevens 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 Stevens County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,600

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 Stevens 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 Stevens County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,350 $27,800 $31,300 $34,750 $37,550 $40,350 $43,100 $45,900
80% of Median $38,900 $44,450 $50,000 $55,550 $60,000 $64,450 $68,900 $73,350

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