Affordable Housing In Sedalia
Pettis County, Missouri

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sedalia

Sedalia Villa

904 Winchester Dr
Sedalia, MO
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Lincoln Hubbard Apartments

711 N Osage Ave
Sedalia, MO
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Olsen West Apartments

883 Olsen Rd
Sedalia, MO

Liberty and Tambo Apartments

1400 Liberty Park Blvd
Sedalia, MO
Elderly Supportive Housing

Saddlewood Apartments

3201 W 10th St
Sedalia, MO
HCV Welcome

Casa Grande

1500 Ewing Dr
Sedalia, MO
Elderly Supportive Housing

Commerce Building Lofts

230 S Ohio Ave
Sedalia, MO
HCV Welcome

Casa Loma and Anthony Buckner

253 Scott Joplin Ct
Sedalia, MO

Fourth and Ohio

Fourth & Ohio
Sedalia, MO
HCV Welcome

Sedalia Heights

900 Westwood Dr
Sedalia, MO
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Sedalia

Housing Authority Programs
Sedalia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Lafayette County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sedalia, Missouri

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 613 affordable apartments for rent in Sedalia, Missouri. Sedalia features 396 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 217 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sedalia.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sedalia, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 613
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 396
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $31,460 ±$2,025
Median Rent $699 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.04% ± 6.62pp
Total Population 21,457

Population and Household Demographics

Sedalia is a City in Pettis County, Missouri with a population of 21,457. There are 8,786 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 43.41% of households in Sedalia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sedalia

The median gross income for households in Sedalia is $31,460 a year, or $2,622 a month. The median rent for the city is $699 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sedalia, a household making less than $2,330 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Sedalia.1

Area Median Income In Sedalia

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 Sedalia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pettis County.

In Sedalia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,800

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 Sedalia

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 Sedalia HUD Rental Assistance in Sedalia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
50% of Median $19,350 $22,100 $24,850 $27,600 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
80% of Median $30,950 $35,350 $39,750 $44,150 $47,700 $51,250 $54,750 $58,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Sedalia

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

From 1989 to 2011, 6 low income apartment communities containing 243 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sedalia 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 Sedalia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,350 $22,100 $24,850 $27,600 $29,850 $32,050 $34,250 $36,450
60% of Median $23,220 $26,520 $29,820 $33,120 $35,820 $38,460 $41,100 $43,740

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 Sedalia is $29,820 a year, or $2,485 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,485 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $746 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% $484 $518 $621 $718 $801 $884
60% $581 $622 $746 $862 $962 $1,061
Fair Market Rents in Sedalia

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
$490 $559 $696 $923 $943