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Affordable Housing In Wheaton
Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wheaton, Kansas

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

Income Based Apartments in Wheaton, Kansas

Wheaton 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 Wheaton, Kansas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wheaton, Kansas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wheaton, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $872 and $1,066.

2020 Wheaton, 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 $752 $757 $969 $1,334 $1,701
Payment Standard Range $677 to $827 $681 to $833 $872 to $1,066 $1,201 to $1,467 $1,531 to $1,871

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wheaton, 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 34.88%
Average Renter Household Size 4.93
Average Household Size 3.63
Median Household Income $74,375 ±$30,552
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.33% ± 119.36pp
Total Population 156

Population and Household Demographics

Wheaton is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas with a population of 156. There are 43 households in the city with an average household size of 3.63 persons. 34.88% of households in Wheaton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wheaton

The median gross income for households in Wheaton is $74,375 a year, or $6,198 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wheaton, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Wheaton.

Area Median Income In Wheaton

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 Wheaton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pottawatomie County.

In Wheaton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,700

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 Wheaton

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 Wheaton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,900 $18,150 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,450 $30,200 $34,000 $37,750 $40,800 $43,800 $46,850 $49,850
80% of Median $42,300 $48,350 $54,400 $60,400 $65,250 $70,100 $74,900 $79,750