Affordable Housing In Lee's Summit
Cass County, Missouri

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lee's Summit

John Calvin Manor

310 NW Murray Rd
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Studio-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ashbrooke Apartments

524 S. E 2nd St
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Income Based
2-3 BR

Sage Crossing Apartments

600 NE Howard Ave
Lee's Summit, Missouri

Wilshire Hills

3251 NE Manhattan Dr
Lee's Summit, Missouri

Duncan Estates

705 SW Burry St
Lee's Summit, Missouri

Summit Grove Senior Apartments

750 NE Tudor Rd
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Lee's Summit, Missouri

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 563 affordable apartments for rent in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Income Based Apartments in Lee's Summit, Missouri

Lee's Summit features 368 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 Lee's Summit, Missouri

There are 195 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lee's Summit.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lee's Summit, Missouri

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lee's Summit landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Lee's Summit.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lee's Summit, Missouri for a two-bedroom apartment is between $927 and $1,133.

2022 Lee's Summit, 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
Lee's Summit, Missouri Fair Market Rent $762 $875 $1,030 $1,365 $1,569
Lee's Summit, Missouri Payment Standard Range $686 to $838 $788 to $963 $927 to $1,133 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,412 to $1,726

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lee's Summit, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 563
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 368
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.73
Median Household Income $78,377 ±$2,182
Median Rent $1,001 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.26% ± 4.4pp
Total Population 93,618

Population and Household Demographics

Lee's Summit is a city in Cass County, Missouri with a population of 93,618. There are 34,056 households in the city with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 23.85% of households in Lee's Summit are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lee's Summit

The median gross income for households in Lee's Summit is $78,377 a year, or $6,531 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,001 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lee's Summit, a household making less than $3,337 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Lee's Summit.

Area Median Income In Lee's Summit

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Lee's Summit, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cass County.

In Lee's Summit, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,600

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 Lee's Summit

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 Lee's Summit

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lee's Summit AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,200 $20,800 $23,400 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lee's Summit AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lee's Summit AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,550 $55,450 $62,400 $69,300 $74,850 $80,400 $85,950 $91,500