Affordable Housing In Gonzales County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gonzales County

Country Village Square

1800 Waelder Rd
Gonzales, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hyatt Manor Apartments II

1702 Waco St
Gonzales, TX

Hyatt Manor I

1701 Waco St
Gonzales, TX

George Gervin Youth Center, Inc Nm

Corner of Huisache And Robertson
Gonzales, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Green Dewitt Village

1300 Cavett St
Gonzales, TX


403 N 3rd St
Waelder, TX

4th Street Homes

700 W Holmes St
Nixon, TX

401 Billings St

401 Billings St
Smiley, TX
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Other Housing Authorities located in Gonzales County

Housing Authority Programs
Gonzales Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Smiley Housing Authority Public Housing
Waelder Housing Authority Public Housing
Nixon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gonzales County, Texas

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 372 affordable apartments for rent in Gonzales County, Texas. Gonzales County features 372 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gonzales County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Gonzales County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 372
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 372
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.94%
Average Renter Household Size 3.23
Average Household Size 3.07
Median Household Income $42,983 ±$2,287
Median Rent $600 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.03% ± 6.71pp
Total Population 20,172

Population and Household Demographics

Gonzales County is a County in Texas with a population of 20,172. There are 6,477 households in the county with an average household size of 3.07 persons. 29.94% of households in Gonzales County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gonzales County

The median gross income for households in Gonzales County is $42,983 a year, or $3,582 a month. The median rent for the county is $600 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gonzales County, a household making less than $2,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Gonzales County.1

Area Median Income In Gonzales 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 Gonzales County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Gonzales 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 Gonzales County HUD Rental Assistance in Gonzales County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,000 $39,350
50% of Median $20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
80% of Median $33,400 $38,200 $42,950 $47,700 $51,550 $55,350 $59,150 $63,000

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 Gonzales County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
60% of Median $25,080 $28,620 $32,220 $35,760 $38,640 $41,520 $44,400 $47,220

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 Gonzales County is $32,220 a year, or $2,685 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,685 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $806 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% $523 $559 $671 $775 $865 $954
60% $627 $671 $806 $930 $1,038 $1,145
Fair Market Rents in Gonzales 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
$541 $545 $714 $1,022 $1,074

Cities In Gonzales County

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City Listings Served By
Gonzales 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gonzales is the Gonzales Housing Authority.
Nixon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nixon is the Nixon Housing Authority.
Smiley 1
Waelder 1