Affordable Housing In Garland
Collin County, Texas

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Garland

Orchard Hills

1320 W Kingsley Rd
Garland, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Hometowne at Garland

1520 Castle Dr
Garland, Texas
Accepts Vouchers


723 Pebble Beach Dr
Garland, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Centerville Pointe

4300 Duck Creek Dr
Garland, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Lake Colony A

4605 Chaha Rd
Garland, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Mesquite Square Alexandria I

Mesquite Sq
Garland, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Garland

Housing Authority Programs
Garland Housing Authority 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 Garland, Texas

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,911 affordable apartments for rent in Garland, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Garland, Texas

Garland features 358 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 Garland, Texas

There are 1,553 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Garland.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Garland, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Garland landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Garland.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Garland, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,183 and $1,445.

2020 Garland, 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 research.

Garland, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,911
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 358
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.97%
Average Renter Household Size 3.10
Average Household Size 3.12
Median Household Income $51,970 ±$981
Median Rent $952 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.21% ± 2.55pp
Total Population 234,213

Population and Household Demographics

Garland is a City in Collin County, Texas with a population of 234,213. There are 74,912 households in the city with an average household size of 3.12 persons. 36.97% of households in Garland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Garland

The median gross income for households in Garland is $51,970 a year, or $4,331 a month. The median rent for the city is $952 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Garland, a household making less than $3,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Garland.1

Area Median Income In Garland

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Garland, the AMI is calculated from all households within Collin County.

In Garland, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,100

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 Garland

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 Garland

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,500 $20,000 $22,500 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
80% of Median $46,550 $53,200 $59,850 $66,500 $71,850 $77,150 $82,500 $87,800