Affordable Housing In Baird
Callahan County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baird

Walnut Hill Apartments

309 Walnut Hill Drive
Baird, Texas
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609 Eugenia St

609 Eugenia St
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Baird, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Baird Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Abilene Housing Authority 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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Baird, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 74 affordable apartments for rent in Baird, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Baird, Texas

Baird features 50 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 24 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 $851 and $1,040.

2022 Baird, 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
Baird, Texas Fair Market Rent $688 $732 $945 $1,288 $1,598
Baird, Texas Payment Standard Range $619 to $757 $659 to $805 $851 to $1,040 $1,159 to $1,417 $1,438 to $1,758

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Baird, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 74
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $40,991 ±$6,839
Median Rent $498 ±$144
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.37% ± 10.85pp
Total Population 1,841

Population and Household Demographics

Baird is a city in Callahan County, Texas with a population of 1,841. There are 641 households in the city with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 26.99% of households in Baird are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baird

The median gross income for households in Baird is $40,991 a year, or $3,416 a month. The median rent for the city is $498 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baird, a household making less than $1,660 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Baird.

Area Median Income In Baird

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 Baird, the AMI is calculated from all households within Callahan County.

In Baird, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,400

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 Baird

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 Baird

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Baird AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,300 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $39,350 $41,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Baird AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,200 $25,400 $28,550 $31,700 $34,250 $36,800 $39,350 $41,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Baird AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,500 $40,600 $45,650 $50,700 $54,800 $58,850 $62,900 $66,950