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Affordable Housing In Wallace County

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wallace County

534 S Gardner St

534 S Gardner St
Sharon Springs, Kansas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Wallace County, Kansas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 13 affordable apartments for rent in Wallace County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Wallace County, Kansas

Wallace County features 13 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 Wallace County, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wallace County, Kansas

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

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

2020 Wallace 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 $555 $714 $968 $1,039
Payment Standard Range $472 to $576 $500 to $611 $643 to $785 $871 to $1,065 $935 to $1,143

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wallace County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 13
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 13
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $47,279 ±$11,550
Median Rent $406 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 10.67% ± 11.94pp
Total Population 1,595

Population and Household Demographics

Wallace County is a county in Kansas with a population of 1,595. There are 625 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 24% of households in Wallace County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wallace County

The median gross income for households in Wallace County is $47,279 a year, or $3,940 a month. The median rent for the county is $406 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wallace County, a household making less than $1,353 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 10.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Wallace County.

Area Median Income In Wallace 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 Wallace County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,800

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 Wallace 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 Wallace County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,000 $20,600 $23,150 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,000 $34,300 $38,600 $42,850 $46,300 $49,750 $53,150 $56,600
80% of Median $47,950 $54,800 $61,650 $68,500 $74,000 $79,500 $84,950 $90,450

Cities In Wallace County

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