Affordable Housing In Bell County
41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bell County
Housing Authorities that serve Bell County
|Central Texas Council of Governments||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Bell County, Texas
There are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 80,246 affordable apartments for rent in Bell County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Bell County, Texas
Bell County features 1,710 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 Bell County, Texas
There are 78,460 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bell County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Bell County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bell County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Bell County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bell County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $707 and $864.
2020 Bell 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$607||$611||$785||$1,132||$1,378|
|Payment Standard Range||$546 to $668||$550 to $672||$707 to $864||$1,019 to $1,245||$1,240 to $1,516|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Bell County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||41|
|Total Low Income Apartments||80,246|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,710|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||44.82%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.77|
|Average Household Size||2.89|
|Median Household Income||$50,550 ±$821|
|Median Rent||$861 ±$13|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||42.95% ± 1.74pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Bell County is a county in Texas with a population of 326,041. There are 109,844 households in the county with an average household size of 2.89 persons. 44.82% of households in Bell County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Bell County
The median gross income for households in Bell County is $50,550 a year, or $4,213 a month. The median rent for the county is $861 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bell County, a household making less than $2,870 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Bell County.
Area Median Income In Bell 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 Bell County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900
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 Bell 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 Bell County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$13,450||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$42,200|
|50% of Median||$22,400||$25,600||$28,800||$31,950||$34,550||$37,100||$39,650||$42,200|
|80% of Median||$35,800||$40,900||$46,000||$51,100||$55,200||$59,300||$63,400||$67,500|
Cities In Bell County
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|Bartlett||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bartlett is the Housing Authority of Bartlett.|
|Belton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Belton are the Housing Authority of Belton and Central Texas Council of Governments.|
|Copperas Cove||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Copperas Cove are the Housing Authority of Copperas Cove and Central Texas Council of Governments.|
|Killeen||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Killeen are the Killeen Housing Authority and Central Texas Council of Governments.|
|Little River Academy|
|Morgan's Point Resort|
|Rogers||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rogers is the Housing Authority of Rogers.|
|Temple||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Temple are the Temple Housing Authority and Central Texas Council of Governments.|