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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

Palladium Glenn Heights

2400 South Hampton Road
Glenn Heights, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Venus Retirement Village

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

Bethlehem's Pioneer Place

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

Crown Point Apartments

700 S Main St
Venus, Texas
Subsidized

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

Western Oaks Apartments

Red Oak Rd
Red Oak, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Ellis County

Housing Authority Programs
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 $1,183 and $1,445.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $957 $1,093 $1,314 $1,727 $2,262
Payment Standard Range $861 to $1,053 $984 to $1,202 $1,183 to $1,445 $1,554 to $1,900 $2,036 to $2,488

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
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 $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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,100 $20,700 $23,300 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,200 $34,500 $38,800 $43,100 $46,550 $50,000 $53,450 $56,900
80% of Median $48,300 $55,200 $62,100 $68,950 $74,500 $80,000 $85,500 $91,050

Cities In Ellis County

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

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