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Affordable Housing In Thomas County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Thomas County

St. Thomas Historic Residences

200 S Range Ave
Colby, Kansas
1-2 BR

South Park Apartments

400 S Franklin Ave
Colby, Kansas

Amber Waves

1795 S Franklin Ave
Colby, Kansas

Colby House Lp

770 Dylan Dr
Colby, Kansas

Sunflower Apt Colby

1170 S Franklin Ave
Colby, Kansas

Pine Village

610 School St
Rexford, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Thomas County, Kansas

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 222 affordable apartments for rent in Thomas County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Thomas County, Kansas

Thomas County features 164 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 Thomas County, Kansas

There are 18 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Thomas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Thomas County, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Thomas County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Thomas 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 $524 $543 $714 $1,030 $1,039
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $489 to $597 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $935 to $1,143

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Thomas County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 222
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 164
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.34%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $48,504 ±$4,154
Median Rent $463 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.17% ± 12.91pp
Total Population 7,925

Population and Household Demographics

Thomas County is a county in Kansas with a population of 7,925. There are 3,174 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 30.34% of households in Thomas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Thomas County

The median gross income for households in Thomas County is $48,504 a year, or $4,042 a month. The median rent for the county is $463 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Thomas County, a household making less than $1,543 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Thomas County.

Area Median Income In Thomas 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 Thomas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,600

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 Thomas 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 Thomas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,750 $28,250 $31,800 $35,300 $38,150 $40,950 $43,800 $46,600
80% of Median $39,550 $45,200 $50,850 $56,500 $61,050 $65,550 $70,100 $74,600

Cities In Thomas County

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City Served By
Colby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colby is the Housing Authority of the City of Colby.