Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Benbrook, TX

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Boston Heights Apartments

3510 Boston Ave, Benbrook, Texas 76116

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Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Benbrook, Texas
$23.38 (+322%) more than Texas minimum wage and $23.38 (+322%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher programs for Benbrook, Texas.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Benbrook, Texas.

Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Benbrook.

How many renters live in Benbrook, Texas?

The City of Benbrook has 24,366 people living in 9,739 households.

There are 6,619 renters living in 3,130 renter households in this City. Renters make up 27.16 percent of the population living in Benbrook.

What is the rental market like in Benbrook, Texas?

There are an estimated 10,684 housing units in the Benbrook area. Of these, 3,721 units are rental homes, making up 35 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Benbrook, Texas, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Benbrook?

The rental vacancy rate in Benbrook is 14 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Benbrook for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Benbrook
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
104 1,112 1,193 628 93
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Benbrook

A large number of apartments in Benbrook have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Benbrook are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 52 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 24 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Benbrook

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,266 to $2,615. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,266
One BR $1,384
Two BR $1,617
Three BR $2,144
Four BR $2,615
2024 Fair Market Rents in Benbrook, Texas

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Benbrook?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 84 81 percent
One BR 807 73 percent
Two BR 787 66 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Benbrook, Texas

How many affordable rental units are in Benbrook?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Benbrook, Texas including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 130
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Benbrook, Texas

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

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 144 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 $1,455 and $1,779.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.