Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Baird, TX

Discover affordable housing in Baird where there are 2+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Walnut Hill Apartments

309 Walnut Hill Drive, Baird, Texas 79504

609 Eugenia St

609 Eugenia St, Baird, Texas 79504

Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Robin Lovelace

Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Baird, Texas
$13.91 (+192%) more than Texas minimum wage and $13.91 (+192%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Baird, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Baird, Texas.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher, Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP), Public Housing Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs for Baird, Texas.

Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Baird.

How many renters live in Baird, Texas?

The City of Baird has 1,735 people living in 639 households.

There are 364 renters living in 182 renter households in this City. Renters make up 20.98 percent of the population living in Baird.

What is the rental market like in Baird, Texas?

There are an estimated 796 housing units in the Baird area. Of these, 182 units are rental homes, making up 23 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Baird, Texas, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Baird?

The rental vacancy rate in Baird is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Baird for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Baird
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
11 60 63 48 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Baird

A large number of apartments in Baird have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Baird are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 31 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 8 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Baird

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $860 to $1,789. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $860
One BR $876
Two BR $1,117
Three BR $1,488
Four BR $1,789
2024 Fair Market Rents in Baird, Texas

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Baird?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 11 100 percent
One BR 60 100 percent
Two BR 42 67 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Baird, Texas

How many affordable rental units are in Baird?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Baird, Texas including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 23
Public Housing 47
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 24
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Baird, Texas

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Baird, Texas

Baird features 74 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 Baird, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baird, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baird, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,005 and $1,229.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.