Affordable Housing In West Mineral
Cherokee County, Kansas

Housing Authorities that serve West Mineral

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Mineral, Kansas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in West Mineral, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in West Mineral, Kansas

West Mineral 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 West Mineral, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Mineral, Kansas

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

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

2020 West Mineral, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Mineral, 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 23.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $34,167 ±$5,785
Median Rent $675 ±$564
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.82% ± 76.05pp
Total Population 239

Population and Household Demographics

West Mineral is a City in Cherokee County, Kansas with a population of 239. There are 94 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 23.4% of households in West Mineral are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Mineral

The median gross income for households in West Mineral is $34,167 a year, or $2,847 a month. The median rent for the city is $675 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Mineral, a household making less than $2,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.82% of households who rent are overburdened in West Mineral.1

Area Median Income In West Mineral

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

In West Mineral, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,200

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 West Mineral

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 West Mineral

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,150 $40,600
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
80% of Median $34,450 $39,400 $44,300 $49,200 $53,150 $57,100 $61,050 $64,950