Affordable Housing In Lee's Summit
6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lee's Summit
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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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.
|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.
|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.