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Affordable Housing In Alto
Cherokee County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alto

Alto Seniors Apartments

545 Mill St
Alto, Texas
Subsidized

200 Robert Mitchell Dr

200 Robert Mitchell Dr
Alto, Texas
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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.

Income Based Apartments in Alto, Texas

Alto features 99 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 Alto, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alto.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alto, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alto landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Alto.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alto, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $646 and $790.

2020 Alto, Texas 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
Fair Market Rent $532 $545 $718 $966 $973
Payment Standard Range $479 to $585 $491 to $600 $646 to $790 $869 to $1,063 $876 to $1,070

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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.

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 $55,900

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 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 $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200