Affordable Housing In Callahan County
3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Callahan County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Callahan 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 Callahan County, Texas
|Abilene Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP); Public Housing Money Follows the Person (MFP)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Callahan County, Texas
There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 104 affordable apartments for rent in Callahan County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Callahan County, Texas
Callahan County features 80 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 Callahan County, Texas
There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Callahan County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Callahan County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Callahan County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Callahan County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Callahan County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $851 and $1,040.
2022 Callahan 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|
|Callahan County, Texas Fair Market Rent||$688||$732||$945||$1,288||$1,598|
|Callahan County, Texas Payment Standard Range||$619 to $757||$659 to $805||$851 to $1,040||$1,159 to $1,417||$1,438 to $1,758|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Callahan County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||3|
|Total Low Income Apartments||104|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||80|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||18.21%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.80|
|Average Household Size||2.55|
|Median Household Income||$40,981 ±$3,389|
|Median Rent||$612 ±$79|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||27.29% ± 7.84pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Callahan County is a county in Texas with a population of 13,532. There are 5,273 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 18.21% of households in Callahan County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Callahan County
The median gross income for households in Callahan County is $40,981 a year, or $3,415 a month. The median rent for the county is $612 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Callahan County, a household making less than $2,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Callahan County.
Area Median Income In Callahan 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 Callahan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,400
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 Callahan 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 Callahan County
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Callahan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Callahan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Callahan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Callahan County
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|Baird||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Baird are the Housing Authority of Baird and Abilene Housing Authority.|
|Clyde||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clyde is the Abilene Housing Authority.|
|Cross Plains||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cross Plains is the Abilene Housing Authority.|
|Putnam||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Putnam is the Abilene Housing Authority.|