Affordable Housing In Ellis County
27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ellis County
Housing Authorities that serve Ellis County
|Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Dallas Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Ellis County, Texas
There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,914 affordable apartments for rent in Ellis County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Ellis County, Texas
Ellis County features 531 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 Ellis County, Texas
There are 1,383 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ellis County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Ellis County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ellis County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Ellis County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ellis County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,217 and $1,487.
2021 Ellis 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|
|Ellis County, Texas Fair Market Rent||$1,029||$1,134||$1,352||$1,746||$2,309|
|Ellis County, Texas Payment Standard Range||$926 to $1,132||$1,021 to $1,247||$1,217 to $1,487||$1,571 to $1,921||$2,078 to $2,540|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Ellis County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||27|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,914|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||531|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||28.04%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.91|
|Average Household Size||2.95|
|Median Household Income||$62,465 ±$2,002|
|Median Rent||$907 ±$28|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||46.16% ± 3.62pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Ellis County is a county in Texas with a population of 157,058. There are 52,653 households in the county with an average household size of 2.95 persons. 28.04% of households in Ellis County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Ellis County
The median gross income for households in Ellis County is $62,465 a year, or $5,205 a month. The median rent for the county is $907 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ellis County, a household making less than $3,023 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Ellis County.
Area Median Income In Ellis 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 Ellis County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,200
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 Ellis 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 Ellis County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ellis County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ellis County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ellis County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Ellis County
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