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Affordable Housing In Colorado County
Texas

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Colorado County

Courtwood Apartments

400 S Austin Rd
Eagle Lake, Texas
Subsidized

Oak Bluff Village

1513 Montezuma St
Columbus, Texas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

3013 Place Apartments

100 Justin Way
Eagle Lake, Texas
Subsidized

Columbus Arms

1880 Highway 71 S
Columbus, Texas
Subsidized

Willows Bend Apartments

303 N Smith St
Weimar, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Hillwood Apartments

308 N East St
Weimar, Texas
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Colorado County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Colorado County, Texas

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 245 affordable apartments for rent in Colorado County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Colorado County, Texas

Colorado County features 197 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 Colorado County, Texas

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Colorado County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Colorado County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Colorado County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Colorado 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
Fair Market Rent $529 $542 $714 $1,030 $1,145
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $1,031 to $1,260

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Colorado County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 245
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 197
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $46,618 ±$2,516
Median Rent $703 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.15% ± 8.73pp
Total Population 20,757

Population and Household Demographics

Colorado County is a county in Texas with a population of 20,757. There are 7,657 households in the county with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 18.95% of households in Colorado County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Colorado County

The median gross income for households in Colorado County is $46,618 a year, or $3,885 a month. The median rent for the county is $703 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Colorado County, a household making less than $2,343 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Colorado County.

Area Median Income In Colorado 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 Colorado County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,100

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 Colorado 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 Colorado County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,050
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
80% of Median $36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800

Cities In Colorado County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Columbus The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbus is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Eagle Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagle Lake is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Glidden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glidden is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Weimar The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weimar is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.