Affordable Housing In Caldwell County
Texas

33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Caldwell County

Vintage Apts

717 W San Antonio St
Lockhart, Texas

Martindale Apts Ltd

12943 Highway 142
Martindale, Texas

Westwood Apts

499 W San Antonio St
Lockhart, Texas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Caldwell County, 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 Caldwell County, Texas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Caldwell County, Texas

There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,530 affordable apartments for rent in Caldwell County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Caldwell County, Texas

Caldwell County features 675 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 Caldwell County, Texas

There are 2,655 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Caldwell County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Caldwell County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Caldwell County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,306 and $1,596.

2022 Caldwell County, 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
Caldwell County, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,092 $1,236 $1,451 $1,867 $2,194
Caldwell County, Texas Payment Standard Range $983 to $1,201 $1,112 to $1,360 $1,306 to $1,596 $1,680 to $2,054 $1,975 to $2,413

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Caldwell County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 3,530
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 675
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.68
Average Household Size 2.85
Median Household Income $47,233 ±$2,036
Median Rent $765 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.98% ± 6.66pp
Total Population 39,347

Population and Household Demographics

Caldwell County is a county in Texas with a population of 39,347. There are 12,451 households in the county with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 34.11% of households in Caldwell County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Caldwell County

The median gross income for households in Caldwell County is $47,233 a year, or $3,936 a month. The median rent for the county is $765 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Caldwell County, a household making less than $2,550 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Caldwell County.

Area Median Income In Caldwell 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 Caldwell County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $110,300

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 Caldwell 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Caldwell County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Caldwell County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,200 $26,500 $29,800 $33,100 $35,750 $38,400 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Caldwell County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$38,650 $44,150 $49,650 $55,150 $59,600 $64,000 $68,400 $72,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Caldwell County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$61,800 $70,600 $79,450 $88,250 $95,350 $102,400 $109,450 $116,500

Cities In Caldwell County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Dale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dale is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Fentress The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fentress is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Lockhart The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lockhart are the Lockhart Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Luling The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Luling are the Luling Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Martindale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Martindale is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Maxwell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maxwell is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Niederwald
San Marcos The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Marcos is the San Marcos Housing Authority.
Uhland