Low Income Apartments In Ellis County
Texas

Low Income Apartments In Ellis County

Palladium Glenn Heights

2400 South Hampton Road
Red Oak, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Venus Retirement Village

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

Bethlehem's Pioneer Place

1197 W. Broad Street
Mansfield, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Crown Point Apartments

700 S Main St
Venus, TX
Subsidized

Grove Park Terrace Apartments

400 Peters St
Waxahachie, TX
Subsidized

Ennis Senior Citizens Center II

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

Ennis Senior Citizens Center

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

Red Oak Apartments

413 W Red Oak Rd
Red Oak, TX
Subsidized

Western Oaks Apartments

Red Oak Rd
Red Oak, TX
HCV Welcome

Ennis Village

200 Arnold St
Ennis, TX

There are 23 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,570 affordable apartments for rent in Ellis County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 550 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Ellis County, HUD housing programs support 60 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,020 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Ellis County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Ellis County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Waxahachie Public Housing
Housing Authority of Ennis Public Housing
Housing Authority of Ferris Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ellis County, Texas

Ellis County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 1,570
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 550
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.91
Total Population 157,058
Housing Units 52,653
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.1

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 $83,100

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 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 Ellis County HUD Rental Assistance in Ellis County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,500 $20,000 $22,500 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
80% of Median $46,550 $53,200 $59,850 $66,500 $71,850 $77,150 $82,500 $87,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ellis County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2004, 14 low income apartment communities containing 921 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ellis County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Ellis County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $34,920 $39,900 $44,880 $49,860 $53,880 $57,840 $61,860 $65,820

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Ellis County is $44,880 a year, or $3,740 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,740 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,122 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $728 $779 $935 $1,081 $1,205 $1,330
60% $873 $935 $1,122 $1,297 $1,446 $1,596
Fair Market Rents in Ellis County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$836 $989 $1,201 $1,600 $2,080

Cities In Ellis County

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City Listings Served By
Ennis 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ennis are the Housing Authority of Ennis and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Waxahachie 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waxahachie are the Housing Authority of Waxahachie and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Mansfield 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mansfield is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Red Oak 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Red Oak is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Venus 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Venus is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Midlothian 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midlothian is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Alma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alma is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Bardwell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bardwell is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Bristol 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bristol is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Garrett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garrett is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Italy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Italy is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Maypearl 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maypearl is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Milford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milford is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Oak Leaf 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Leaf is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Palmer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palmer is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Pecan Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pecan Hill is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.