Affordable Housing In Alvarado
Johnson County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alvarado

Alvarado Seniors Apartments

1035 N Cummings Dr
Alvarado, Texas
Subsidized

Northchase Apartments

125 Janis St
Alvarado, Texas
Subsidized

Alvarado Heights Apts

603 S Parkway St
Alvarado, Texas

Kingswood Estates

505 Baugh
Alvarado, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Alvarado, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Alvarado, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alvarado, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 146 affordable apartments for rent in Alvarado, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Alvarado, Texas

Alvarado features 146 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 Alvarado, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alvarado, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alvarado, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,142 and $1,396.

2022 Alvarado, 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
Alvarado, Texas Fair Market Rent $939 $1,064 $1,269 $1,685 $2,098
Alvarado, Texas Payment Standard Range $845 to $1,033 $958 to $1,170 $1,142 to $1,396 $1,517 to $1,854 $1,888 to $2,308

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alvarado, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 146
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 146
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $41,466 ±$16,240
Median Rent $790 ±$89
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.66% ± 18.34pp
Total Population 3,868

Population and Household Demographics

Alvarado is a city in Johnson County, Texas with a population of 3,868. There are 1,400 households in the city with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 39.14% of households in Alvarado are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alvarado

The median gross income for households in Alvarado is $41,466 a year, or $3,456 a month. The median rent for the city is $790 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alvarado, a household making less than $2,633 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Alvarado.

Area Median Income In Alvarado

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 Alvarado, the AMI is calculated from all households within Johnson County.

In Alvarado, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,800

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 Alvarado

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 Alvarado

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Alvarado AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,000 $19,400 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Alvarado AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,300 $32,350 $36,400 $40,400 $43,650 $46,900 $50,100 $53,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Alvarado AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,300 $51,750 $58,200 $64,650 $69,850 $75,000 $80,200 $85,350