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Affordable Housing In Calvert
Robertson County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Calvert

Calvert Arms Apartments

Mesquite At Mitchell St
Calvert, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Calvert

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Calvert Public Housing
Brazos Valley Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Calvert, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Calvert, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Calvert, Texas

Calvert 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 Calvert, Texas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Calvert.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Calvert, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Calvert landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Calvert.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Calvert, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $818 and $1,000.

2021 Calvert, 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
Fair Market Rent $686 $774 $909 $1,301 $1,574
Payment Standard Range $617 to $755 $697 to $851 $818 to $1,000 $1,171 to $1,431 $1,417 to $1,731

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Calvert, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.62%
Average Renter Household Size 3.10
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $19,677 ±$7,699
Median Rent $583 ±$77
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.3% ± 21.19pp
Total Population 1,327

Population and Household Demographics

Calvert is a city in Robertson County, Texas with a population of 1,327. There are 470 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 53.62% of households in Calvert are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Calvert

The median gross income for households in Calvert is $19,677 a year, or $1,640 a month. The median rent for the city is $583 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Calvert, a household making less than $1,943 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Calvert.

Area Median Income In Calvert

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 Calvert, the AMI is calculated from all households within Robertson County.

In Calvert, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,600

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 Calvert

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 Calvert

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,300
50% of Median $23,000 $26,250 $29,550 $32,800 $35,450 $38,050 $40,700 $43,300
80% of Median $36,750 $42,000 $47,250 $52,500 $56,700 $60,900 $65,100 $69,300