Affordable Housing In Freestone County
8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Freestone County
Housing Authorities that serve Freestone County
|Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Freestone County, Texas
There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 320 affordable apartments for rent in Freestone County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Freestone County, Texas
Freestone County features 188 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 Freestone County, Texas
There are 132 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Freestone County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Freestone County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Freestone County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Freestone County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Freestone County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.
2021 Freestone 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|
|Freestone County, Texas Fair Market Rent||$538||$557||$734||$1,050||$1,271|
|Freestone County, Texas Payment Standard Range||$484 to $592||$501 to $613||$661 to $807||$945 to $1,155||$1,144 to $1,398|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Freestone County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||8|
|Total Low Income Apartments||320|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||188|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||24.32%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.63|
|Average Household Size||2.44|
|Median Household Income||$44,301 ±$3,918|
|Median Rent||$653 ±$54|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||26.32% ± 6.57pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Freestone County is a county in Texas with a population of 19,586. There are 7,406 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 24.32% of households in Freestone County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Freestone County
The median gross income for households in Freestone County is $44,301 a year, or $3,692 a month. The median rent for the county is $653 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Freestone County, a household making less than $2,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Freestone County.
Area Median Income In Freestone 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 Freestone County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,700
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 Freestone 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 Freestone County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Freestone County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Freestone County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Freestone County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Freestone County
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|Fairfield||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfield is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|Kirvin||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kirvin is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|Oakwood||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakwood is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|Streetman||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Streetman is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|Teague||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Teague are the Housing Authority of Teague and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|Wortham||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wortham is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|