Housing In Cowley County 

Our attractive communities offer everything you’re looking for!

Browse our list of rental housing here!

Median home value: $164,800
House units: 1,292,622
Home ownership rate: 66.6
Percent of multi-unit structures: 18.1
Median gross rent: $912
Persons per household: 2.51

(Source: U.S. Census)

Selecting a home is one of the most important decisions a family will make. One near parks and recreation, great schools, families and friends, in safe neighbors and with a short commute to work. That is what you will find in Cowley County. Cowley County boasts a wide variety of housing opportunities with available homes ranging from large and upscale ($300,000) to plenty of starter-level homes ($30-$50,000). See current home listing prices on realtor.com and learn about the statewide housing assistance program for first time home owners. Another good resource for finding your home for both own or rental is Kansas Housing Resources Corporation. USDA also have Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program for low and moderate income households. Other USDA programs for Kansas, click here.

Cost of Living Calculator

This link has “Cost of Living Comparison Calculator” that tells you how much your income can stretch by living in Cowley County!

Housing Discrimination Under The Fair Housing Act

How do you recognize housing discrimination? To learn more click HERE
This information is provided as a public service by Cowley County, Kansas in an effort to ensure fair housing for all. 

U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

This page has many links to government assistant for renters (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Cowley County Housing Authority 

Offers rental assistance to those who qualify. To apply pick up an application at 304 S Summit St, Arkansas City, KS 67005.  

U.S Department of Agriculture Rural Development

This program assists approved lenders in providing low- and moderate-income households the opportunity to own adequate, modest, decent, safe and sanitary dwellings as their primary residence in eligible rural areas.

City Offices

When you encounter tenant – landlord problem that cannot be resolved by contacting your landlord, call the city office where you reside:

Landlord Association

Arkansas City: 620-442-1424

Rental Housing

Rental Property Listing Online Form

If you would like your vacant rental property added to the rental list, please fill out our Rental Property Listing Online Form.

Useful Links

Also offered in the county are income-based and senior housing choices. Please go to “Retirement” page for the list of quality senior housing. Below is the list of income based housing in Cowley County:

Kansas Attorney General Consumer Protection Division

Resourceful site for other house/home related troubles with businesses/services + Do-Not-Call List.

Extended Stay Lodging

In the mean time while you are searching for your perfect home, or if you’d like to stay in Cowley County for extended period of time to explore longer, there are few locations offer extended stay option:

Arkansas City

Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn 
6100 Patterson Pkwy
Arkansas City, Kansas, 67005
Phone: (620) 307-6767
Toll Free Reservations: (844) 377-7215
This brand new hotel is the first to feature both extended stay suites and standard rooms. Conveniently located 45 minutes south of Wichita, KS off Highway 77. Patterson Park Inn is nestled in the southern flint hills of Kansas bordering the state of Oklahoma. 

The realtors in Ark City are amazing. We were able to rent a home from a local realtor for a few months while we were looking for a home. Something I never knew was possible! They set us up on a monthly basis and kept us informed until a home became available. We found our home in a newer development and  are amazed at the friendships and sense of community our neighborhood has. We have been known to have monthly parties in the summer moving from one garage to another and all of the kids have the run of the neighborhood. My family is proud to be a part of the neighborhood and we love it!

— Nick Hernandez



The Gate House

Hosted by Austin
Winfield, Kansas, 67156

Alternatives to new, single family dwellings include condominiums or town home units and moderately priced apartments to accommodate and attract a growing workforce.

Homes with acreage are available throughout rural areas of the county with convenient access to communities, schools and employment. In northwest Cowley, new housing prospects are high with residents looking for a short commute to the Wichita metro area.

In Cowley County you can be part of a community, urban or rural, and live within a convenient driving distance to your work. Whether you prefer new construction or the elegance of an early 20th Century home, you can find what you’re looking for in Cowley County.

In case of severe storms

Cowley County has several locations for public shelter for people who do not have basements. Cowley County Emergency Management complied the list below:

Public Shelter Locations within Cowley County

Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program

Serving Barber, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Edwards, Elk, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Labette, Marion, McPherson, Meade, Montgomery, Morton, Neosho, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick, Seward, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Sumner, and Wilson Counties.

Program Provided by:

South Central Kansas Economic Development District, Inc. (SCKEDD)
530 E 30th Hutchinson, KS 67502
For Questions, please call (620) 259-6544  Fax; (620) 508 2042