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Affordable Housing In Bell County
Texas

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bell County

Village at Meadowbend Apartments II

2787 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Temple, Texas

Jmh Cv Wb Fam

711 W Calhoun Ave
Temple, Texas

Frances Graham Hall

100 N 7th St
Temple, Texas

The Kyle Building

111 N Main St
Temple, Texas

Prairie Village Apartments

611 Paul St
Rogers, Texas
Subsidized

The Veranda at Twin Creek Apartments

1101 N Twin Creek Dr
Killeen, Texas

Twin Oaks

1680 Wilson Valley Loop
Little River Academy, Texas

Al Rat Wb Elderly

511 W Avenue V
Temple, Texas

Moss Rose Homes

702 Wolf St
Killeen, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Bell County

Housing Authority Programs
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
Total Population 326,041

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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City Served By
Bartlett The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bartlett are the Housing Authority of Bartlett and Central Texas Council of Governments.
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.
Fort Hood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Hood is the Central Texas Council of Governments.
Harker Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harker Heights is the Central Texas Council of Governments.
Holland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holland is the 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 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Little River is the Central Texas Council of Governments.
Little River Academy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Little River Academy is the Central Texas Council of Governments.
Little River-Academy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Little River-Academy is the Central Texas Council of Governments.
Morgan's Point Resort The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morgan's Point Resort is the Central Texas Council of Governments.
Nolanville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nolanville is the Central Texas Council of Governments.
Rogers The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rogers are the Housing Authority of Rogers and Central Texas Council of Governments.
Salado The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salado is the Central Texas Council of Governments.
Temple The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Temple are the Temple Housing Authority and Central Texas Council of Governments.
Troy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Troy is the Central Texas Council of Governments.