Affordable Housing In Wakarusa
Shawnee County, Kansas

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Wakarusa where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Wakarusa that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Wakarusa, Kansas

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Wakarusa. Go to the Kansas Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Wakarusa.

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Wakarusa, Kansas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Wakarusa, Kansas

Wakarusa 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 Wakarusa, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wakarusa, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wakarusa, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $820 and $1,002.

2023 Wakarusa, 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
Wakarusa, Kansas Fair Market Rent $688 $692 $911 $1,160 $1,346
Wakarusa, Kansas Payment Standard Range $619 to $757 $623 to $761 $820 to $1,002 $1,044 to $1,276 $1,211 to $1,481

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wakarusa, 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 12.87%
Average Renter Household Size 1.41
Average Household Size 1.89
Median Household Income $38,321 ±$8,272
Median Rent $625 ±$359
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.36% ± 95.1pp
Total Population 323

Population and Household Demographics

Wakarusa is a city in Shawnee County, Kansas with a population of 323. There are 171 households in the city with an average household size of 1.89 persons. 12.87% of households in Wakarusa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wakarusa

The median gross income for households in Wakarusa is $38,321 a year, or $3,193 a month. The median rent for the city is $625 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wakarusa, a household making less than $2,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Wakarusa.

Area Median Income In Wakarusa

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 Wakarusa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Shawnee County.

In Wakarusa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 Wakarusa

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 Wakarusa

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wakarusa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,400 $19,850 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wakarusa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wakarusa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350