Affordable Housing In Fisher County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fisher County

Roby Rural Housing

405 S 5th St
Roby, TX

108 Neves St

108 Neves St
Roby, TX

501 E 7th St

501 E 7th St
Rotan, TX

Irvin Place Apartments

702 E 6th St
Rotan, TX

200 SE Avenue a

200 SE Avenue a
Hamlin, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Fisher County

Housing Authority Programs
Abilene Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP); Public Housing Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Other Housing Authorities located in Fisher County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Roby Public Housing
Housing Authority of Rotan Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fisher County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 167 affordable apartments for rent in Fisher County, Texas. Fisher County features 163 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 4 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fisher County.

Fisher County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 167
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 163
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $41,406 ±$2,956
Median Rent $494 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 17.77% ± 7.81pp
Total Population 3,858

Population and Household Demographics

Fisher County is a County in Texas with a population of 3,858. There are 1,667 households in the county with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 29.03% of households in Fisher County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fisher County

The median gross income for households in Fisher County is $41,406 a year, or $3,451 a month. The median rent for the county is $494 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fisher County, a household making less than $1,647 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 17.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Fisher County.1

Area Median Income In Fisher 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 Fisher County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,600

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 Fisher 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 Fisher County HUD Rental Assistance in Fisher County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000

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 Fisher County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

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 Fisher County is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 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% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in Fisher 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$529 $570 $714 $973 $1,074

Cities In Fisher County

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City Listings Served By
Hamlin 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hamlin are the Housing Authority of Hamlin and Abilene Housing Authority.
Rotan 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rotan are the Housing Authority of Rotan and Abilene Housing Authority.
Roby 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Roby are the Housing Authority of Roby and Abilene Housing Authority.