Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Wabaunsee County
Kansas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wabaunsee County

Sunset Apt

212 Paxico Ave
Paxico, Kansas

Lakewood Apt

1005 Grand Ave
Alma, Kansas

High View Apt

700 Lowe St
Alta Vista, Kansas
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wabaunsee County, Kansas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 38 affordable apartments for rent in Wabaunsee County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Wabaunsee County features 30 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 Wabaunsee County, Kansas

There are 8 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wabaunsee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wabaunsee County, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wabaunsee County, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $709 and $867.

2020 Wabaunsee 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 $590 $598 $788 $1,020 $1,211
Payment Standard Range $531 to $649 $538 to $658 $709 to $867 $918 to $1,122 $1,090 to $1,332

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wabaunsee County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 38
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 30
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.80
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $54,688 ±$3,683
Median Rent $711 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 21.33% ± 5.9pp
Total Population 6,997

Population and Household Demographics

Wabaunsee County is a county in Kansas with a population of 6,997. There are 2,668 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 14.06% of households in Wabaunsee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wabaunsee County

The median gross income for households in Wabaunsee County is $54,688 a year, or $4,557 a month. The median rent for the county is $711 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wabaunsee County, a household making less than $2,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 21.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Wabaunsee County.

Area Median Income In Wabaunsee 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 Wabaunsee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,700

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 Wabaunsee 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 Wabaunsee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,350 $18,650 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,200 $31,100 $35,000 $38,850 $42,000 $45,100 $48,200 $51,300
80% of Median $43,550 $49,750 $55,950 $62,150 $67,150 $72,100 $77,100 $82,050

Cities In Wabaunsee County

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

City Served By
Alma
Alta Vista
Eskridge
Harveyville
Maple Hill
McFarland
Paxico