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

Discover affordable housing in Center where there are 4+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Center Place Apartments 2

705 Clifford St, Center, Texas 75935

Paradise Villa

1281 Sunset Cir, Center, Texas 75935

Arcadia Village

673 Arcadia Rd, Center, Texas 75935

Union Acres

818 Cotton Ford Rd, Center, Texas 75935

bed 1-4

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Center, Texas

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Center, Texas
$17.14/hour
$9.89 (+136%) more than Texas minimum wage and $9.89 (+136%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Center, Texas Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Center, 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 Public Housing programs for Center, Texas.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Center, Texas.

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

How many renters live in Center, Texas?

The City of Center has 5,221 people living in 1,852 households.

There are 2,529 renters living in 774 renter households in this City. Renters make up 48.44 percent of the population living in Center.

What is the rental market like in Center, Texas?

There are an estimated 2,263 housing units in the Center area. Of these, 867 units are rental homes, making up 38 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Center, Texas, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Center?

The rental vacancy rate in Center is 7 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 Center for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Center
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 129 235 355 55
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Center

A large number of apartments in Center 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 Center are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 37 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 15 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 Center

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $705 to $1,373. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $705
One BR $806
Two BR $905
Three BR $1,275
Four BR $1,373
2024 Fair Market Rents in Center, Texas

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

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
One BR 51 40 percent
Two BR 184 78 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Center, Texas

How many affordable rental units are in Center?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 58
Public Housing 60
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 99
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 72
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Center, Texas

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

Income Based Apartments in Center, Texas

Center features 172 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 Center, Texas

There are 26 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Center.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Center, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Center landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Center.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Center, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $996.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.