Affordable Housing In Buchanan County
Missouri

49 Low Income Apartment Communities In Buchanan County

Pickett Place

3601 Cedar St
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Woodbine Meadows

1316 North Woodbine Road
Saint Joseph, Missouri
$424
2 BR

Wellington Pointe

3811 Beck Rd
Saint Joseph, Missouri
$377
2 BR
62+

Windwood Estates

1316 N Woodbine Rd
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Call For Rent
2 BR

Brookdale East

3414 Messanie St.
St Joseph, Missouri
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

East Ridge Manor

1501 Village Dr
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

St Francis Apartments

1601 S 38th St
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Northwood Terrace

1203 Northwood Dr
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Subsidized

Meadow Creek

3502 Messanie St
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Maples Apartments

3721 Charles St
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Buchanan County, Missouri

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Buchanan County, Missouri

Housing Authority Programs
ABCD Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Grundy County Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Buchanan County, Missouri

There are 49 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,185 affordable apartments for rent in Buchanan County, Missouri.

Income Based Apartments in Buchanan County, Missouri

Buchanan County features 988 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 Buchanan County, Missouri

There are 1,197 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Buchanan County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Buchanan County, Missouri

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Buchanan County, Missouri for a two-bedroom apartment is between $742 and $906.

2022 Buchanan 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
Buchanan County, Missouri Fair Market Rent $547 $626 $824 $1,088 $1,171
Buchanan County, Missouri Payment Standard Range $492 to $602 $563 to $689 $742 to $906 $979 to $1,197 $1,054 to $1,288

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Buchanan County, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 49
Total Low Income Apartments 2,185
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 988
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $46,315 ±$1,739
Median Rent $704 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.81% ± 3.59pp
Total Population 89,561

Population and Household Demographics

Buchanan County is a county in Missouri with a population of 89,561. There are 33,176 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 36.43% of households in Buchanan County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Buchanan County

The median gross income for households in Buchanan County is $46,315 a year, or $3,860 a month. The median rent for the county is $704 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Buchanan County, a household making less than $2,347 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Buchanan County.

Area Median Income In Buchanan 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 Buchanan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,800

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 Buchanan 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 Buchanan County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Buchanan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,000 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Buchanan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,350 $26,700 $30,050 $33,350 $36,050 $38,700 $41,400 $44,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Buchanan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,350 $42,700 $48,050 $53,350 $57,650 $61,900 $66,200 $70,450

Cities In Buchanan County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Agency The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Agency are the Grundy County Public Housing Agency and ABCD Housing Agency.
De Kalb The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve De Kalb are the Grundy County Public Housing Agency and ABCD Housing Agency.
Dearborn The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dearborn are the Grundy County Public Housing Agency and ABCD Housing Agency.
Easton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Easton are the Grundy County Public Housing Agency and ABCD Housing Agency.
Gower The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gower are the Grundy County Public Housing Agency and ABCD Housing Agency.
Lewis and Clark Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lewis and Clark Village are the Grundy County Public Housing Agency and ABCD Housing Agency.
Rushville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rushville are the Grundy County Public Housing Agency and ABCD Housing Agency.
Saint Joseph The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Saint Joseph are the Grundy County Public Housing Agency and ABCD Housing Agency.
St Joseph The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St Joseph are the St. Joseph Housing Authority and ABCD Housing Agency.
St. Joseph The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Joseph are the Grundy County Public Housing Agency and ABCD Housing Agency.