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Affordable Housing In Weir
Cherokee County, Kansas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Weir

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Housing Authorities that serve Weir

Housing Authority Programs
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Weir, Kansas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 12 affordable apartments for rent in Weir, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Weir, Kansas

Weir features 12 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 Weir, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Weir, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Weir, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $646 and $790.

2020 Weir, 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 $527 $549 $718 $895 $992
Payment Standard Range $474 to $580 $494 to $604 $646 to $790 $806 to $985 $893 to $1,091

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Weir, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 12
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.36%
Average Renter Household Size 1.89
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $36,250 ±$14,421
Median Rent $806 ±$294
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.33% ± 17.65pp
Total Population 585

Population and Household Demographics

Weir is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas with a population of 585. There are 247 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 30.36% of households in Weir are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Weir

The median gross income for households in Weir is $36,250 a year, or $3,021 a month. The median rent for the city is $806 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Weir, a household making less than $2,687 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Weir.

Area Median Income In Weir

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 Weir, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cherokee County.

In Weir, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,300

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 Weir

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 Weir

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,650
50% of Median $22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250