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Affordable Housing In Jackson County

79 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jackson County

Buckner Properties Apartments

205 W Jefferson St
Buckner, Missouri
Call For Rent
2 BR

Heather Oaks Apartments

1000 S Prairie Ln
Oak Grove, Missouri
Call For Rent
1 BR

Grandview Estates Apartments

125 N Ward Rd
Independence, Missouri
Call For Rent
2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Brookstone Village

1900 S Brookstone Village Dr
Independence, Missouri
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Heritage House Apartments

660 North Spring Street
Independence, Missouri
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Emanuel Cleaver II Senior Living Community

7620 East 79 Street
Kansas City, Missouri
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Jazz District Apartments

1851 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Hawthorne Place

16995 E. Dover Lane
Independence, Missouri
1-3 BR

Pendleton Flats

539 Brooklyn Avenue #100
Kansas City, Missouri
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Sycamore Groves

2920 E 17th St
Kansas City, Missouri
1-4 BR

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 7,601 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson County, Missouri.

Income Based Apartments in Jackson County, Missouri

Jackson County features 5,196 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 Jackson County, Missouri

There are 2,405 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jackson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jackson County, Missouri

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jackson County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jackson County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jackson County, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 79
Total Low Income Apartments 7,601
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 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

Cities In Jackson County

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City Listings Served By
Kansas City 325 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 8
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