Affordable Housing In Alto
Cherokee County, Texas

Waiting List Openings In Alto

Waiting ListStatus
Rusk Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alto

Alto Seniors Apartments

545 Mill St
Alto, TX

200 Robert Mitchell Dr

200 Robert Mitchell Dr
Alto, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Alto

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Alto Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Jacksonville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Rusk Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alto, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 99 affordable apartments for rent in Alto, Texas. Alto features 99 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alto.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Alto, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 99
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 99
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $17,670 ±$5,525
Median Rent $538 ±$175
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.8% ± 17.8pp
Total Population 1,279

Population and Household Demographics

Alto is a City in Cherokee County, Texas with a population of 1,279. There are 493 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 56.59% of households in Alto are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alto

The median gross income for households in Alto is $17,670 a year, or $1,473 a month. The median rent for the city is $538 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alto, a household making less than $1,793 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Alto.1

Area Median Income In Alto

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 Alto, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cherokee County.

In Alto, 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 Alto

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 Alto HUD Rental Assistance in Alto

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 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000
Fair Market Rents in Alto

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
$532 $545 $718 $966 $973