Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Fort Bend County, TX

Discover affordable housing in Fort Bend County where there are 30+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Mason Senior Apartment Homes

2243 N Mason Rd, Katy, Texas 77449

Park at Fort Bend

3001 Dove Country Dr, Stafford, Texas 77477

Millstone Apartments

23405 W Fernhurst Dr, Katy, Texas 77494

Miramonte Single Living

1701 Moore Rd., Stafford, Texas 77477

Miramonte Apartments

1535 Moore Rd., Stafford, Texas 77477

Huntington at Sienna Ranch

6427 Sienna Ranch Rd, Missouri City, Texas 77459

The Terraces at Arboretum

15928 Old Richmond Rd, Sugar Land, Texas 77498

Trebah Village

19501 W Little York Rd, Katy, Texas 77449

Crossroads Villas

4706 Airport Ave, Rosenberg, Texas 77471

Chupik House

2808 Chupik St , Rosenberg, Texas 77471

Fort Bend Gardens

313 Ln Dr , Rosenberg, Texas 77471

Gala at Four Corners

15010 Old Richmond Rd, Sugar Land, Texas 77498

Provision at Four Corners

15014 Old Richmond Rd, Sugar Land, Texas 77498

Gala at Texas Parkway

3102 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas 77489

Jubilee at Texas Parkway

3302 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas 77489

Provision at West Bellfort

13701 W Bellfort Blvd, Sugar Land, Texas 77498

Gristmill at Tuscany Park

21821 S Post Oak Blvd, Arcola, Texas 77545

Providence Place Apartments

20300 Saums Rd, Katy, Texas 77449

Katy Manor Apartments

5360 E 5th St, Katy, Texas 77493

Brazos Senior Villas

5801 Reading Rd, Rosenberg, Texas 77471

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Fort Bend County, Texas
$25.70/hour
$18.45 (+254%) more than Texas minimum wage and $18.45 (+254%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Fort Bend 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Fort Bend County, Texas.

Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Fort Bend County.

How many renters live in Fort Bend County, Texas?

The County of Fort Bend County has 889,146 people living in 295,091 households.

There are 180,736 renters living in 67,796 renter households in this County. Renters make up 20.33 percent of the population living in Fort Bend County.

What is the rental market like in Fort Bend County, Texas?

There are an estimated 305,748 housing units in the Fort Bend County area. Of these, 72,277 units are rental homes, making up 24 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Fort Bend County, Texas, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Fort Bend County?

The rental vacancy rate in Fort Bend County is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Fort Bend County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Fort Bend County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
2,819 11,424 16,238 17,444 10,803
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Fort Bend County

A large number of apartments in Fort Bend County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Fort Bend County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 52 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 31 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Fort Bend County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,073 to $2,303. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,073
One BR $1,135
Two BR $1,357
Three BR $1,792
Four BR $2,303
2024 Fair Market Rents in Fort Bend County, Texas

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Fort Bend County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 609 22 percent
One BR 3,308 29 percent
Two BR 5,284 33 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Fort Bend County, Texas

How many affordable rental units are in Fort Bend County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Fort Bend County, Texas including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 2,175
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 256
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 14
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Fort Bend County, Texas

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Fort Bend County, Texas

Fort Bend County features 258 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 Fort Bend County, Texas

There are 3,204 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fort Bend County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fort Bend County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fort Bend County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Fort Bend County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fort Bend County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,221 and $1,493.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.