Affordable Housing In Burleson County
Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Burleson County

Burleson Heights Apartments, Ltd

300 Highway 36 S
Caldwell, TX
HCV Welcome

Somerville Plaza

Somerville Rd
Somerville, TX
HCV Welcome

507 N Hall St

507 N Hall St
Caldwell, TX

Stone Street Retirement

401 Molly Dr
Caldwell, TX
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Burleson County

Housing Authority Programs
Brazos Valley Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Burleson County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Caldwell Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Burleson County, Texas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 152 affordable apartments for rent in Burleson County, Texas. Burleson County features 72 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 80 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Burleson County.

Burleson County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 152
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 72
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.78%
Average Renter Household Size 3.23
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $51,821 ±$4,534
Median Rent $712 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.18% ± 9.73pp
Total Population 17,293

Population and Household Demographics

Burleson County is a County in Texas with a population of 17,293. There are 6,401 households in the county with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 19.78% of households in Burleson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Burleson County

The median gross income for households in Burleson County is $51,821 a year, or $4,318 a month. The median rent for the county is $712 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Burleson County, a household making less than $2,373 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Burleson County.1

Area Median Income In Burleson 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 Burleson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,500

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 Burleson 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 Burleson County HUD Rental Assistance in Burleson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,400 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,000 $27,400 $30,850 $34,250 $37,000 $39,750 $42,500 $45,250
80% of Median $38,400 $43,850 $49,350 $54,800 $59,200 $63,600 $68,000 $72,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Burleson County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2000, 3 low income apartment communities containing 112 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Burleson County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Burleson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,000 $27,400 $30,850 $34,250 $37,000 $39,750 $42,500 $45,250
60% of Median $28,800 $32,880 $37,020 $41,100 $44,400 $47,700 $51,000 $54,300

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Burleson County is $37,020 a year, or $3,085 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,085 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $926 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $600 $643 $771 $891 $994 $1,097
60% $720 $771 $926 $1,069 $1,193 $1,316
Fair Market Rents in Burleson County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$682 $791 $938 $1,353 $1,647

Cities In Burleson County

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City Listings Served By
Somerville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Somerville is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Caldwell 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Caldwell are the Housing Authority of the City of Caldwell and Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Snook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Snook is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.