Affordable Housing In China Spring
McLennan County, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve China Spring

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in China Spring, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in China Spring, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in China Spring, Texas

China Spring 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 China Spring, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in China Spring.

Housing Choice Vouchers in China Spring, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay China Spring landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in China Spring.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in China Spring, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $810 and $990.

2020 China Spring, 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 $649 $692 $900 $1,216 $1,393
Payment Standard Range $584 to $714 $623 to $761 $810 to $990 $1,094 to $1,338 $1,254 to $1,532

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

China Spring, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.07%
Average Renter Household Size 3.03
Average Household Size 2.89
Median Household Income $48,618 ±$5,888
Median Rent $1,061 ±$149
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.32% ± 33.21pp
Total Population 1,345

Population and Household Demographics

China Spring is a City in McLennan County, Texas with a population of 1,345. There are 466 households in the city with an average household size of 2.89 persons. 51.07% of households in China Spring are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in China Spring

The median gross income for households in China Spring is $48,618 a year, or $4,052 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,061 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In China Spring, a household making less than $3,537 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.32% of households who rent are overburdened in China Spring.1

Area Median Income In China Spring

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 China Spring, the AMI is calculated from all households within McLennan County.

In China Spring, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,500

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 China Spring

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 China Spring HUD Rental Assistance in China Spring

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,600
50% of Median $22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
80% of Median $36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150