Affordable Housing In Jackson County
Missouri

79 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson County

Buckner Properties Apartments

205 W Jefferson St
Buckner, MO
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Heather Oaks Apartments

1000 S Prairie Ln
Oak Grove, MO
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Grandview Estates Apartments

125 N Ward Rd
Independence, MO
Call For Rent
2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Heritage House Apartments

660 North Spring Street
Independence, MO
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Emanuel Cleaver II Senior Living Community

7620 East 79 Street
Kansas City, MO
$470-850
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Jazz District Apartments

1851 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Douglas Place

13900 Grandboro Ln
Grandview, MO
$540-915
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Hawthorne Place

16995 E. Dover Lane
Independence, MO
$508-840
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Pendleton Flats

539 Brooklyn Avenue #100
Kansas City, MO
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Sycamore Groves

2920 E 17th St
Kansas City, MO
$500-705
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Other Housing Authorities located in Jackson County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Kansas City Missouri Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Independence Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Lees Summit Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Community Housing Network Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jackson County, Missouri

There are 79 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,627 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson County, Missouri. Jackson County features 5,196 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,431 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jackson County, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 79
Total Low Income Apartments 7,627
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,196
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.71%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $46,869 ±$583
Median Rent $807 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.72% ± 1.19pp
Total Population 680,905

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson County is a County in Missouri with a population of 680,905. There are 274,485 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 40.71% of households in Jackson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson County

The median gross income for households in Jackson County is $46,869 a year, or $3,906 a month. The median rent for the county is $807 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson County, a household making less than $2,690 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson County.1

Area Median Income In Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson County HUD Rental Assistance in Jackson 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 Jackson County

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

From 1987 to 2012, 388 low income apartment communities containing 15,496 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$678 $813 $978 $1,314 $1,490

Cities In Jackson County

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City Listings Served By
Kansas City 329 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kansas City is the Housing Authority of Kansas City Missouri.
Independence 27 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Independence is the Housing Authority of the City of Independence.
Raytown 6
Buckner 2
Blue Springs 7
Grandview 9
Oak Grove 5
Grain Valley 0
Greenwood 0
Lake Lotawana 0
Lake Tapawingo 0
Levasy 0
Lone Jack 0
River Bend 0
Sibley 0
Unity Village 0