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Affordable Housing In Wyandotte County

58 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wyandotte County

St Margarets Park

301 S Mill St
Kansas City, Kansas

Crossline Towers

1021 N 7th St
Kansas City, Kansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mosaic VII

7701 Leavenworth Rd
Kansas City, Kansas
Disabled Supportive Housing

Royal Gardens Apartments

3164 N 61st Street
Kansas City, Kansas

Oakwood Gardens

3305 Wood Ave
Kansas City, Kansas

Chelsea Plaza

566 Freeman Ct
Kansas City, Kansas

Edwardsville Court

531 S 4th St
Edwardsville, Kansas

Silver City Apartments

2208 Birch Dr
Kansas City, Kansas

Gateway Plaza West

1430 N 4th St
Kansas City, Kansas

Sunrise Towers

15 N 10th St
Kansas City, Kansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wyandotte County, Kansas

There are 58 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,801 affordable apartments for rent in Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Wyandotte County, Kansas

Wyandotte County features 3,435 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 Wyandotte County, Kansas

There are 1,366 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wyandotte County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wyandotte County, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wyandotte County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wyandotte County.

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

2020 Wyandotte County, 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.

Wyandotte County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 58
Total Low Income Apartments 4,801
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,435
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $40,113 ±$829
Median Rent $777 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.02% ± 2.16pp
Total Population 160,806

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.

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 $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 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 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 $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

Cities In Wyandotte County

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