Affordable Housing In Sumner County
Kansas

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sumner County

Vantage Point Apartments

1030 W College St
Wellington, KS
Income Based
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Wedgewood Apartments

900 N Woodlawn St
Wellington, KS
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Riverview Village

200 S Ohio
Oxford, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Eastwood Apartments

1320 Michigan St
Wellington, KS
Subsidized

Futures Unlimited Inc

1018 W College St
Wellington, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Westwood Arms

1026 Shady Lane Ct
Wellington, KS
Subsidized

Friendship Village

300 N Ewing St
Caldwell, KS

Wellington Place

924 S Washington Ave
Wellington, KS
HCV Welcome

Pwk Wellington, Phases I and I

815 N Woodlawn St
Wellington, KS
HCV Welcome

Wheat Capital Manor

400 S C St
Wellington, KS

There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 474 affordable apartments for rent in Sumner County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 296 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Sumner County, HUD housing programs support 141 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 178 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Sumner County

Housing Authority Programs
Wellington Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sumner County, Kansas

Sumner County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 474
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 296
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Total Population 23,638
Housing Units 9,091
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $50,141 ±$2,850
Median Rent $630 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.4% ± 5.42pp

Population and Household Demographics

Sumner County is a County in Kansas with a population of 23,638. There are 9,091 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 22.37% of households in Sumner County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sumner County

The median gross income for households in Sumner County is $50,141 a year, or $4,178 a month. The median rent for the county is $630 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sumner County, a household making less than $2,100 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Sumner County.1

Area Median Income In Sumner 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 Sumner County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,000

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 Sumner 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 Sumner County HUD Rental Assistance in Sumner County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $35,000 $37,800 $40,600 $43,400 $46,200
80% of Median $39,200 $44,800 $50,400 $56,000 $60,500 $65,000 $69,450 $73,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Sumner County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2002, 3 low income apartment communities containing 123 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sumner County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Sumner County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $35,000 $37,800 $40,600 $43,400 $46,200
60% of Median $29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,360 $48,720 $52,080 $55,440

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 Sumner County is $37,800 a year, or $3,150 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,150 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $945 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% $613 $656 $788 $910 $1,015 $1,120
60% $735 $788 $945 $1,092 $1,218 $1,344
Fair Market Rents in Sumner 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$448 $531 $697 $906 $1,143

Cities In Sumner County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Listings Served By
Wellington 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wellington is the Wellington Housing Authority.
Caldwell 1
Argonia 0
Conway Springs 1
Belle Plaine 1
Oxford 1
South Haven 0
Hunnewell 0
Mayfield 0
Milan 0
Milton 0