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Affordable Housing In Sylvan Grove
Lincoln County, Kansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sylvan Grove, Kansas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Sylvan Grove, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Sylvan Grove, Kansas

Sylvan Grove features 0 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 Sylvan Grove, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sylvan Grove, Kansas

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

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

2021 Sylvan Grove, 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
Sylvan Grove, Kansas Fair Market Rent $543 $570 $718 $893 $1,042
Sylvan Grove, Kansas Payment Standard Range $489 to $597 $513 to $627 $646 to $790 $804 to $982 $938 to $1,146

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sylvan Grove, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 13.48%
Average Renter Household Size 1.26
Average Household Size 2.11
Median Household Income $37,375 ±$12,466
Median Rent $363 ±$125
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 21.05% ± 76.75pp
Total Population 297

Population and Household Demographics

Sylvan Grove is a city in Lincoln County, Kansas with a population of 297. There are 141 households in the city with an average household size of 2.11 persons. 13.48% of households in Sylvan Grove are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sylvan Grove

The median gross income for households in Sylvan Grove is $37,375 a year, or $3,115 a month. The median rent for the city is $363 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sylvan Grove, a household making less than $1,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 21.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Sylvan Grove.

Area Median Income In Sylvan Grove

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 Sylvan Grove, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lincoln County.

In Sylvan Grove, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,400

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 Sylvan Grove

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 Sylvan Grove

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sylvan Grove AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,150 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,500
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sylvan Grove AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,600 $27,000 $30,350 $33,700 $36,400 $39,100 $41,800 $44,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sylvan Grove AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,750 $43,150 $48,550 $53,900 $58,250 $62,550 $66,850 $71,150