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Affordable Housing In Westwood Hills
Johnson County, Kansas

Housing Authorities that serve Westwood Hills

Housing Authority Programs
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Johnson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Westwood Hills, Kansas

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

Income Based Apartments in Westwood Hills, Kansas

Westwood Hills 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 Westwood Hills, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Westwood Hills, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Westwood Hills, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $880 and $1,076.

2020 Westwood Hills, 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 $678 $813 $978 $1,314 $1,490
Payment Standard Range $610 to $746 $732 to $894 $880 to $1,076 $1,183 to $1,445 $1,341 to $1,639

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Westwood Hills, 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 8.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.38
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $124,250 ±$12,977
Median Rent $1,705 ±$92
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 0% ± 125pp
Total Population 446

Population and Household Demographics

Westwood Hills is a city in Johnson County, Kansas with a population of 446. There are 199 households in the city with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 8.04% of households in Westwood Hills are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Westwood Hills

The median gross income for households in Westwood Hills is $124,250 a year, or $10,354 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,705 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Westwood Hills, a household making less than $5,683 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 0% of households who rent are overburdened in Westwood Hills.

Area Median Income In Westwood Hills

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 Westwood Hills, the AMI is calculated from all households within Johnson County.

In Westwood Hills, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,000

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 Westwood Hills

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 Westwood Hills

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,100 $20,650 $23,250 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
80% of Median $48,200 $55,050 $61,950 $68,800 $74,350 $79,850 $85,350 $90,850