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Affordable Housing In Eagle Lake
Colorado County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Eagle Lake

Courtwood Apartments

400 S Austin Rd
Eagle Lake, Texas
Subsidized

3013 Place Apartments

100 Justin Way
Eagle Lake, Texas
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Eagle Lake

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Eagle Lake, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 86 affordable apartments for rent in Eagle Lake, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Eagle Lake, Texas

Eagle Lake features 86 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 Eagle Lake, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Eagle Lake, Texas

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

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

2020 Eagle Lake, 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.

Eagle Lake, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 86
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 86
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.89
Median Household Income $40,227 ±$15,079
Median Rent $786 ±$199
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.31% ± 21.08pp
Total Population 3,612

Population and Household Demographics

Eagle Lake is a city in Colorado County, Texas with a population of 3,612. There are 1,248 households in the city with an average household size of 2.89 persons. 31.25% of households in Eagle Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Eagle Lake

The median gross income for households in Eagle Lake is $40,227 a year, or $3,352 a month. The median rent for the city is $786 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Eagle Lake, a household making less than $2,620 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Eagle Lake.

Area Median Income In Eagle Lake

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 Eagle Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Colorado County.

In Eagle Lake, 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 Eagle Lake

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 Eagle Lake

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