Affordable Housing In Chambers County
Texas

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chambers County

Heritage Square Apatments

520 3rd Ave N
Texas City, TX
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Subsidized

Rosemont at Baytown

6033 Garth Rd
Baytown, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Centennial Square Apartments

805 Schilling St
Baytown, TX
Subsidized

Village Apartments

4601 Village Ln
Baytown, TX
Subsidized

Bayview Apartments

6900 N Main Street
Baytown, TX
HCV Welcome

Baycity Village Apartments

3301 Royal St
Baytown, TX
HCV Welcome

Rollingbrook Apartments

730 Rollingbrook St
Baytown, TX
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Bay Terrace

1502 Nolan Rd
Baytown, TX
Subsidized

Colonial Park Apartments

1120 34th St N
Texas City, TX
Subsidized

Green Meadows Apartments

351 25th Ave N
Texas City, TX
HCV Welcome

There are 19 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,491 affordable apartments for rent in Chambers County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 731 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Chambers County, HUD housing programs support 540 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,760 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Chambers County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Chambers County

Housing Authority Programs
City of La Marque Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chambers County, Texas

Chambers County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 2,491
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 731
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Total Population 37,251
Housing Units 13,018
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $70,544 ±$6,404
Median Rent $871 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.72% ± 7.54pp

Population and Household Demographics

Chambers County is a County in Texas with a population of 37,251. There are 13,018 households in the county with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 19.12% of households in Chambers County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chambers County

The median gross income for households in Chambers County is $70,544 a year, or $5,879 a month. The median rent for the county is $871 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chambers County, a household making less than $2,903 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Chambers County.1

Area Median Income In Chambers 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 Chambers County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Chambers 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 Chambers County HUD Rental Assistance in Chambers County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Chambers 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 2010, 10 low income apartment communities containing 1,800 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Chambers 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 Chambers County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
60% of Median $32,100 $36,660 $41,220 $45,780 $49,500 $53,160 $56,820 $60,480

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 Chambers County is $41,220 a year, or $3,435 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,435 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,031 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% $669 $716 $859 $993 $1,108 $1,222
60% $803 $860 $1,031 $1,191 $1,329 $1,466
Fair Market Rents in Chambers 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$812 $907 $1,104 $1,509 $1,897

Cities In Chambers County

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City Listings Served By
Baytown 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Baytown are the Baytown Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Texas City 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Texas City is the Texas City Housing Authority.
Winnie 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winnie is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Mont Belvieu 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mont Belvieu is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Seabrook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seabrook is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Anahuac 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Anahuac is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Beach City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beach City is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Cove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cove is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Oak Island 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Island is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Old River Winfree 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Old River Winfree is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Shoreacres 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shoreacres is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Stowell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stowell is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Old River-Winfree 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Old River-Winfree is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.