Affordable Housing In Bellmead
McLennan County, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Bellmead

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bellmead, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Bellmead, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Bellmead, Texas

Bellmead features 0 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 Bellmead, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bellmead, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bellmead landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Bellmead.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bellmead, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $810 and $990.

2020 Bellmead, 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 $649 $692 $900 $1,216 $1,393
Payment Standard Range $584 to $714 $623 to $761 $810 to $990 $1,094 to $1,338 $1,254 to $1,532

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bellmead, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.01%
Average Renter Household Size 3.48
Average Household Size 3.19
Median Household Income $34,358 ±$5,603
Median Rent $734 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.47% ± 11.32pp
Total Population 10,022

Population and Household Demographics

Bellmead is a City in McLennan County, Texas with a population of 10,022. There are 3,142 households in the city with an average household size of 3.19 persons. 42.01% of households in Bellmead are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bellmead

The median gross income for households in Bellmead is $34,358 a year, or $2,863 a month. The median rent for the city is $734 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bellmead, a household making less than $2,447 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Bellmead.1

Area Median Income In Bellmead

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 Bellmead, the AMI is calculated from all households within McLennan County.

In Bellmead, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,500

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 Bellmead

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 Bellmead HUD Rental Assistance in Bellmead

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,600
50% of Median $22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
80% of Median $36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150