Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Wichita
Sedgwick County, Kansas

90 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wichita

Shadybrook Estates

4925 Shadybrook Lane
Wichita, Kansas
Income Based
1 BR

Buttonwood Tree Apartments

9211 E Harry St
Wichita, Kansas
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

The Residences At Linwood

2002 S. Hydraulic Street
Wichita, Kansas
$375-550
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

French Quarter II

1504 N. Kansas
Wichita, Kansas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cimarron Apartments

734 N Ridge Road
Wichita, Kansas
$550-675
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Windridge Apartments

2502 W Wildwood Ln
Wichita, Kansas
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Sunnydale Pointe Apartments

600 Block of W. 33rd St. North
Wichita, Kansas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Broadstone Villas

5550 N Lycee St
Wichita, Kansas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Mohr Place I

Freeman Ln
Wichita, Kansas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Prairie Villa

5640 E 21st St N
Wichita, Kansas
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Wichita

Housing Authority Programs
Wichita Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Other Housing Authorities located in Wichita

Housing Authority Programs
Sedgwick County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wichita, Kansas

There are 90 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,310 affordable apartments for rent in Wichita, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita features 2,155 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 Wichita, Kansas

There are 4,155 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wichita.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wichita, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wichita landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wichita.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wichita, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $740 and $904.

2020 Wichita, 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 $536 $630 $822 $1,121 $1,372
Payment Standard Range $482 to $590 $567 to $693 $740 to $904 $1,009 to $1,233 $1,235 to $1,509

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wichita, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 90
Total Low Income Apartments 6,310
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,155
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $45,947 ±$744
Median Rent $716 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.54% ± 1.64pp
Total Population 387,147

Population and Household Demographics

Wichita is a City in Sedgwick County, Kansas with a population of 387,147. There are 150,683 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 40.05% of households in Wichita are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wichita

The median gross income for households in Wichita is $45,947 a year, or $3,829 a month. The median rent for the city is $716 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wichita, a household making less than $2,387 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Wichita.1

Area Median Income In Wichita

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 Wichita, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sedgwick County.

In Wichita, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,900

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 Wichita

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 Wichita

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
80% of Median $40,850 $46,650 $52,500 $58,300 $63,000 $67,650 $72,300 $77,000