Affordable Housing In Wyandotte County
Kansas

61 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wyandotte County

Westgate I

7501 Armstrong Ave
Kansas City, KS
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Simmons Senior Housing

1333 S 27th St
Kansas City, KS
$450-800
Studio-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Parallel Senior Villas

6246 Parallel Pkwy
Kansas City, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Booth Manor

1331 N 75th Pl
Kansas City, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Crossline Towers

1021 N 7th St
Kansas City, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Mosaic VII

7701 Leavenworth Rd
Kansas City, KS
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Royal Gardens Apartments

3164 N 61st Street
Kansas City, KS
Subsidized

Oakwood Gardens

3305 Wood Ave
Kansas City, KS
Subsidized

Chelsea Plaza

566 Freeman Ct
Kansas City, KS
Subsidized

Edwardsville Court

531 S 4th St
Edwardsville, KS
Subsidized

There are 61 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 4,770 affordable apartments for rent in Wyandotte County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 3,435 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Wyandotte County, HUD housing programs support 1,077 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,335 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Wyandotte County

Housing Authority Programs
Kansas City Kansas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher; Public Housing Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wyandotte County, Kansas

Wyandotte County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 61
Total Low Income Apartments 4,770
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,435
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Total Population 160,806
Housing Units 58,870
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $40,113 ±$829
Median Rent $777 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.02% ± 2.16pp

Population and Household Demographics

Wyandotte County is a County in Kansas with a population of 160,806. There are 58,870 households in the county with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 41.3% of households in Wyandotte County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wyandotte County

The median gross income for households in Wyandotte County is $40,113 a year, or $3,343 a month. The median rent for the county is $777 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wyandotte County, a household making less than $2,590 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Wyandotte County.1

Area Median Income In Wyandotte County

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.

In Wyandotte County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 Wyandotte County

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 Wyandotte County HUD Rental Assistance in Wyandotte County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,400 $19,850 $22,350 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% of Median $46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Wyandotte County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 2011, 29 low income apartment communities containing 2,049 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Wyandotte County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Wyandotte County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
60% of Median $34,740 $39,720 $44,700 $49,620 $53,640 $57,600 $61,560 $65,520

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Wyandotte County is $44,700 a year, or $3,725 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,725 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,118 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $724 $776 $931 $1,076 $1,200 $1,324
60% $869 $931 $1,118 $1,291 $1,440 $1,589
Fair Market Rents in Wyandotte County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$640 $786 $953 $1,286 $1,457

Cities In Wyandotte County

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City Listings Served By
Kansas City 59 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kansas City is the Kansas City Kansas Housing Authority.
Edwardsville 2