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Affordable Housing In Edgewood
Van Zandt County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Edgewood

Edgewood Estates Apartments

503 Crooked Creek Rd
Edgewood, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Edgewood Seniors Community

300 E Elm St
Edgewood, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Edgewood

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Edgewood Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Edgewood, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 46 affordable apartments for rent in Edgewood, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Edgewood, Texas

Edgewood features 22 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 Edgewood, Texas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Edgewood.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Edgewood, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Edgewood, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $689 and $843.

2020 Edgewood, 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 $568 $582 $766 $1,054 $1,131
Payment Standard Range $511 to $625 $524 to $640 $689 to $843 $949 to $1,159 $1,018 to $1,244

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Edgewood, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 46
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 22
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $29,803 ±$5,670
Median Rent $534 ±$203
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.6% ± 13.31pp
Total Population 1,392

Population and Household Demographics

Edgewood is a city in Van Zandt County, Texas with a population of 1,392. There are 555 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 45.05% of households in Edgewood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Edgewood

The median gross income for households in Edgewood is $29,803 a year, or $2,484 a month. The median rent for the city is $534 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Edgewood, a household making less than $1,780 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.6% of households who rent are overburdened in Edgewood.

Area Median Income In Edgewood

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 Edgewood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Van Zandt County.

In Edgewood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,700

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 Edgewood

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 Edgewood

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,200 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,900 $41,400
50% of Median $21,950 $25,100 $28,250 $31,350 $33,900 $36,400 $38,900 $41,400
80% of Median $35,150 $40,150 $45,150 $50,150 $54,200 $58,200 $62,200 $66,200