Affordable Housing In Austin County
7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Austin County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Austin County, 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 Austin County, Texas
|Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Austin County, Texas
There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 309 affordable apartments for rent in Austin County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Austin County, Texas
Austin County features 243 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 Austin County, Texas
There are 66 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Austin County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Austin County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Austin County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Austin County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Austin County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $821 and $1,003.
2022 Austin County, 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|
|Austin County, Texas Fair Market Rent||$606||$778||$912||$1,258||$1,561|
|Austin County, Texas Payment Standard Range||$545 to $667||$700 to $856||$821 to $1,003||$1,132 to $1,384||$1,405 to $1,717|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Austin County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||7|
|Total Low Income Apartments||309|
|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|
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.
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 $82,700
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 HUD Rental Assistance in Austin County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Austin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Austin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Austin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Austin County
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|Bellville||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||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brazos Country is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|Industry||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Industry is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|San Felipe||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Felipe is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|Sealy||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sealy is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|Wallis||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wallis is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|