Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Topeka, KS

Discover affordable housing in Topeka where there are 66+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Paradise Plaza I

1110 SE Powell St , Topeka, Kansas 66607

Knightsbridge Apartments

501 SW Franklin Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66606

Echo Ridge

2010 SE California Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66607

Wesparke Village

3500 SW. Wesparke Ln, Topeka, Kansas 66614

Luther Place II

4900 SW Huntoon St, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Luther Place I

5000 SW Huntoon St, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Glenn Oaks

1243 SW Western Ave , Topeka, Kansas 66604

Ybarra Place

2515 SE Legacy Ln , Topeka, Kansas 66607

Landmark Plaza

1000 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66608

Southbrook Village

5201 SW 34th St, Topeka, Kansas 66614

Pine Ridge Manor / Marshall Square

3809 SW 7th St, Topeka, Kansas 66606

Asbury Mount Olive Apartments

1180 SW Buchanan St , Topeka, Kansas 66604

Sheltered Living 87

5936 SW 10th Ter, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Shorey Villa

2200 NW Polk St, Topeka, Kansas 66608

Sheltered Living

2126 SW 36th St, Topeka, Kansas 66611

The First Apartments

3805 SW 18th St, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Jefferson Villa

421 SE 21st St, Topeka, Kansas 66607

La Colonia

331 NE Golden Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66616

Fox Ridge Townhouses I - IV

1209 SW Glendale Dr, Topeka, Kansas 66604

Century Plaza Apartments

2200 SE 28th St, Topeka, Kansas 66605

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Topeka, Kansas
$10.93 (+151%) more than Kansas minimum wage and $10.93 (+151%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Topeka, Kansas?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Topeka, Kansas.

Go to the Kansas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Topeka.

How many renters live in Topeka, Kansas?

The City of Topeka has 125,464 people living in 55,870 households.

There are 45,575 renters living in 23,397 renter households in this City. Renters make up 36.33 percent of the population living in Topeka.

What is the rental market like in Topeka, Kansas?

There are an estimated 59,987 housing units in the Topeka area. Of these, 24,917 units are rental homes, making up 42 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Topeka, Kansas, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Topeka?

The rental vacancy rate in Topeka is 10 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Topeka for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Topeka
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
3,485 4,993 8,132 5,907 667
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Topeka

A large number of apartments in Topeka have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Topeka are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 50 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 28 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Topeka

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $726 to $1,372. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $726
One BR $731
Two BR $960
Three BR $1,231
Four BR $1,372
2024 Fair Market Rents in Topeka, Kansas

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Topeka?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1,927 55 percent
One BR 3,243 65 percent
Two BR 4,056 50 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Topeka, Kansas

How many affordable rental units are in Topeka?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Topeka, Kansas including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 2,888
Public Housing 734
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 1,034
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 41
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 20
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Topeka, Kansas

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Topeka, Kansas

Topeka features 1,937 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 Topeka, Kansas

There are 2,498 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Topeka.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Topeka, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Topeka landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Topeka.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Topeka, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $864 and $1,056.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.