Affordable Housing In Austin County
Texas

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Austin County

Silver Lake Retirement Community

801 Main St
Sealy, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Pleasant Hills

2501 Anken Dr
Austin, TX

Cedar Cove Apartments

1400 Eagle Lake Rd
Sealy, TX
Subsidized

Park Place Apartments

20 S Mechanic St
Bellville, TX
Subsidized

M536268, Keystone Apartments

621 W Main St
Bellville, TX
HCV Welcome

Heritage Square Apartments

7626 Highway 60
Wallis, TX
Subsidized

Bell Oaks Village II

890 High Oaks Dr
Bellville, TX
HCV Welcome

300 S Thomas St

300 S Thomas St
Bellville, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Austin County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Austin County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Bellville Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Austin County, Texas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 409 affordable apartments for rent in Austin County, Texas. Austin County features 243 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 66 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Austin County.

Austin County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 409
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 243
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $53,687 ±$3,810
Median Rent $825 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34% ± 7.46pp
Total Population 28,886

Population and Household Demographics

Austin County is a County in Texas with a population of 28,886. There are 11,038 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 26.11% of households in Austin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Austin County

The median gross income for households in Austin County is $53,687 a year, or $4,474 a month. The median rent for the county is $825 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Austin County, a household making less than $2,750 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34% of households who rent are overburdened in Austin County.1

Area Median Income In Austin County

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.

In Austin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,800

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 Austin County

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 Austin County HUD Rental Assistance in Austin County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,950 $18,200 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,550 $30,350 $34,150 $37,900 $40,950 $44,000 $47,000 $50,050
80% of Median $42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Austin County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2003 to 2007, 3 low income apartment communities containing 150 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Austin County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Austin County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,550 $30,350 $34,150 $37,900 $40,950 $44,000 $47,000 $50,050
60% of Median $31,860 $36,420 $40,980 $45,480 $49,140 $52,800 $56,400 $60,060

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Austin County is $40,980 a year, or $3,415 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,415 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,025 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $664 $711 $854 $986 $1,100 $1,213
60% $797 $854 $1,025 $1,183 $1,320 $1,456
Fair Market Rents in Austin County

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
$722 $793 $961 $1,198 $1,687

Cities In Austin County

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City Listings Served By
Wallis 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wallis is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Sealy 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sealy is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Bellville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bellville are the Housing Authority of the City of Bellville and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Brazos Country 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brazos Country is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Industry 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Industry is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
San Felipe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Felipe is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.