Affordable Housing In Barton County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Barton County

Prairie Plains

700 W 8th St
Lamar, Missouri
1-3 BR

Golden Homes

601 Wyatt Ave
Golden City, Missouri

Divine Estates

801 E 19th St
Lamar, Missouri


600 E 20th St
Lamar, Missouri


1705 Lexington St
Lamar, Missouri

Lamar Housing

9th and Oak
Lamar, Missouri

Minden Acres

306 W 4th St
Mindenmines, Missouri

Golden Homes of Liberal

308 N Main St
Liberal, Missouri
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Barton County, Missouri

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 270 affordable apartments for rent in Barton County, Missouri.

Income Based Apartments in Barton County, Missouri

Barton County features 152 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 Barton County, Missouri

There are 118 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Barton County, Missouri

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Barton County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Barton County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Barton County, Missouri for a two-bedroom apartment is between $617 and $754.

2022 Barton County, Missouri 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
Barton County, Missouri Fair Market Rent $489 $586 $685 $895 $1,160
Barton County, Missouri Payment Standard Range $440 to $538 $527 to $645 $617 to $754 $806 to $985 $1,044 to $1,276

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Barton County, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 270
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 152
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $37,467 ±$2,772
Median Rent $528 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.63% ± 8.47pp
Total Population 12,166

Population and Household Demographics

Barton County is a county in Missouri with a population of 12,166. There are 4,988 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 26.72% of households in Barton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barton County

The median gross income for households in Barton County is $37,467 a year, or $3,122 a month. The median rent for the county is $528 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barton County, a household making less than $1,760 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Barton County.

Area Median Income In Barton 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 Barton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,100

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 Barton 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 Barton County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Barton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,450 $32,700 $34,950 $37,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Barton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,550 $25,350 $28,150 $30,450 $32,700 $34,950 $37,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Barton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500

Cities In Barton County

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Golden City
Lamar Heights