senior couple enjoying themselves at their independent living community

What Is HUD Housing for Seniors?

Housing options for seniors are more plentiful than ever depending on the health of the individual and the need for home health care. The fees vary in the types of senior living communities according to the level of care and amenities.  Locating affordable senior living is key for those living on fixed incomes. It’s even more crucial for those who are living below the national poverty level. Thankfully, there are housing programs designed to help.

Apartments for Seniors Based on Income.

There are several government services designed for seniors that can reduce housing costs including Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. HUD sets income limits to determine if you are eligible for assisted housing programs. These include Public Housing, Section 8 project-based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 housing for the elderly, and Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities programs. 

Who Qualifies for HUD Housing?

HUD has created income limits that are based on median family income estimates and Fair Market Rent area definitions for each metropolitan area, parts of some metropolitan areas, and each non-metropolitan county.

The income threshold for the 2020-2021 benefit year is a maximum of $28,785 for a single senior, and $46,745 for a couple. This is calculated by using your income amount from the previous year to calculate your benefits for the current benefit year.

To apply for a HUD rental assistance program, visit this HUD government website.

Victory Hills is Section 8 Approved.

Located in Kansas City, Kansas, our community offers a month-to-month lease so it’s easy to live here and easy on your budget.  We receive funding in part through the LIHTC program, so we have a number of units set aside for lower income households. To view the Kansas City low-income housing tax credit income limits eligible for apartments in Victory Hills, click here.

Our uplifting community includes studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment floor plans, a theater room, library and activity rooms. Conveniently located near the Legends, we’re the perfect spot to launch your next adventure. Call 913-299-1166 to learn more about our HUD apartments for those age 55+ today.