Affordable Housing In Bellville
Austin County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bellville

Park Place Apartments

20 S Mechanic St
Bellville, Texas

M536268, Keystone Apartments

621 W Main St
Bellville, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Bell Oaks Village II

890 High Oaks Dr
Bellville, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

300 S Thomas St

300 S Thomas St
Bellville, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Bellville

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Bellville Public Housing
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bellville, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 140 affordable apartments for rent in Bellville, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Bellville, Texas

Bellville features 74 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 Bellville, Texas

There are 66 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bellville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bellville, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bellville landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Bellville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bellville, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $865 and $1,057.

2020 Bellville, 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 $722 $793 $961 $1,198 $1,687
Payment Standard Range $650 to $794 $714 to $872 $865 to $1,057 $1,078 to $1,318 $1,518 to $1,856

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bellville, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 140
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 74
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $50,577 ±$7,381
Median Rent $880 ±$74
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.85% ± 15.68pp
Total Population 4,171

Population and Household Demographics

Bellville is a City in Austin County, Texas with a population of 4,171. There are 1,832 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 39.9% of households in Bellville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bellville

The median gross income for households in Bellville is $50,577 a year, or $4,215 a month. The median rent for the city is $880 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bellville, a household making less than $2,933 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Bellville.1

Area Median Income In Bellville

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 Bellville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Austin County.

In Bellville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,800

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 Bellville

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 Bellville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,950 $18,200 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,550 $30,350 $34,150 $37,900 $40,950 $44,000 $47,000 $50,050
80% of Median $42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100