Affordable Housing In Ellis County
Texas

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ellis County

Red Oak Apartments

507 W Red Oak Rd
Red Oak, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Bent Tree Townhomes

1721 S I-35 E
Waxahachie, Texas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

The Terrace at Midtowne

991 Abigail Way
Midlothian, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Bethlehem's Pioneer Place

1197 W. Broad Street
Mansfield, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Venus Retirement Village

108 W. Eighth St, Venus, TX
Venus, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Crown Point Apartments

700 S Main St
Venus, Texas
Subsidized

Patrick Apartments

208 Patrick St
Waxahachie, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Grove Park Terrace Apartments

400 Peters St
Waxahachie, Texas
Subsidized

Ennis Senior Citizens Center II

501 W Lampasas St
Ennis, Texas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ennis Senior Citizens Center

600 S Clay St
Ennis, Texas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ellis County, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ellis County, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ellis County, Texas

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,826 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 1,295 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 $1,226 and $1,498.

2022 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 $1,076 $1,150 $1,362 $1,736 $2,280
Ellis County, Texas Payment Standard Range $968 to $1,184 $1,035 to $1,265 $1,226 to $1,498 $1,562 to $1,910 $2,052 to $2,508

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ellis County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,826
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
Total Population 157,058

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 $97,400

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

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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.
$20,450 $23,400 $26,300 $29,200 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
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.
$34,100 $39,000 $43,850 $48,700 $52,600 $56,500 $60,400 $64,300
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.
$54,550 $62,350 $70,150 $77,900 $84,150 $90,400 $96,600 $102,850

Cities In Ellis County

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

City Served By
Alma The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alma is the Dallas Housing Authority.
Avalon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avalon is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Bardwell The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bardwell are the Dallas Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Bristol The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bristol is the Dallas Housing Authority.
Ennis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ennis are the Housing Authority of Ennis, Dallas Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Forreston
Garrett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garrett is the Dallas Housing Authority.
Italy The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Italy are the Dallas Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Mansfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mansfield is the Dallas Housing Authority.
Maypearl The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maypearl is the Dallas Housing Authority.
Midlothian The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Midlothian are the Dallas Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Milford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Milford are the Dallas Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Oak Leaf The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Leaf is the Dallas Housing Authority.
Palmer The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Palmer are the Dallas Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Pecan Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pecan Hill is the Dallas Housing Authority.
Red Oak The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Red Oak are the Dallas Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Venus The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Venus are the Dallas Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Waxahachie The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waxahachie are the Waxahachie Housing Authority, Dallas Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.