Affordable Housing In Benbrook
Tarrant County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Benbrook

Boston Heights Apartments

3510 Boston Ave
Benbrook, Texas
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1-3 BR

Villas at Boston Heights

3510 Boston Avenue
Benbrook, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Benbrook, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Benbrook, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Benbrook, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 288 affordable apartments for rent in Benbrook, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Benbrook, Texas

Benbrook 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 Benbrook, Texas

There are 288 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Benbrook.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Benbrook, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Benbrook landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Benbrook.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Benbrook, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,142 and $1,396.

2022 Benbrook, 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
Benbrook, Texas Fair Market Rent $939 $1,064 $1,269 $1,685 $2,098
Benbrook, Texas Payment Standard Range $845 to $1,033 $958 to $1,170 $1,142 to $1,396 $1,517 to $1,854 $1,888 to $2,308

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Benbrook, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 288
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $64,786 ±$2,424
Median Rent $862 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.85% ± 6.54pp
Total Population 22,144

Population and Household Demographics

Benbrook is a city in Tarrant County, Texas with a population of 22,144. There are 9,276 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 31.85% of households in Benbrook are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Benbrook

The median gross income for households in Benbrook is $64,786 a year, or $5,399 a month. The median rent for the city is $862 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Benbrook, a household making less than $2,873 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Benbrook.

Area Median Income In Benbrook

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 Benbrook, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tarrant County.

In Benbrook, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,800

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 Benbrook

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 Benbrook

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Benbrook AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,000 $19,400 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Benbrook AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,300 $32,350 $36,400 $40,400 $43,650 $46,900 $50,100 $53,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Benbrook AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,300 $51,750 $58,200 $64,650 $69,850 $75,000 $80,200 $85,350