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Affordable Housing In Baytown
Chambers County, Texas

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baytown

Rosemont at Baytown

6033 Garth Rd
Baytown, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Village Apartments of Baytown

4601 Village Ln
Baytown, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Centennial Square Apartments

805 Schilling St
Baytown, Texas
Subsidized

Bayview Apartments

6900 N Main Street
Baytown, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Baycity Village Apartments

3301 Royal St
Baytown, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Rollingbrook Apartments

730 Rollingbrook St
Baytown, Texas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Bay Terrace

1502 Nolan Rd
Baytown, Texas
Subsidized

Piedmont Apartments

7510 Decker Dr
Baytown, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Dezavala and Archia Courts

1 Atlantic St
Baytown, Texas

Townhomes of Bay Forest

6304 Decker Dr
Baytown, Texas
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Baytown

Housing Authority Programs
Baytown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Baytown, Texas

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,487 affordable apartments for rent in Baytown, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Baytown, Texas

Baytown features 557 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 Baytown, Texas

There are 930 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baytown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baytown, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Baytown landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Baytown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baytown, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $986 and $1,206.

2020 Baytown, 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
Fair Market Rent $826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878
Payment Standard Range $743 to $909 $817 to $999 $986 to $1,206 $1,337 to $1,634 $1,690 to $2,066

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Baytown, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 1,487
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 557
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.88
Median Household Income $48,103 ±$2,947
Median Rent $813 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.28% ± 4.2pp
Total Population 74,897

Population and Household Demographics

Baytown is a City in Chambers County, Texas with a population of 74,897. There are 25,793 households in the city with an average household size of 2.88 persons. 41.36% of households in Baytown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baytown

The median gross income for households in Baytown is $48,103 a year, or $4,009 a month. The median rent for the city is $813 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baytown, a household making less than $2,710 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Baytown.1

Area Median Income In Baytown

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 Baytown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Chambers County.

In Baytown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Baytown

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 Baytown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600