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Affordable Housing In Freestone County
Texas

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Freestone County

102 Spruce St

102 Spruce St
Teague, Texas
Subsidized

M539109, 333 Williford

333 Williford St
Fairfield, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Freestone Apartments

835 US Highway 84 W
Teague, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Fairfield Retirement

216 Oak St
Fairfield, Texas
Subsidized

103 N Avenue C

103 N Avenue C
Wortham, Texas

Ha of Teague

205 S 5th Ave
Teague, Texas

305 N 4th Ave

305 N 4th Ave
Teague, Texas

Buckner Apartments %Mgmt Resources Dev

920 W Commerce
Fairfield, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Freestone County

Housing Authority Programs
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 $643 and $785.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $529 $556 $714 $1,030 $1,254
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $500 to $612 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $1,129 to $1,379

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
Total Population 19,586

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 $58,700

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200

Cities In Freestone County

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City Served By
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.