Affordable Housing In Granbury
Hood County, Texas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Granbury

Granbury Meadows Apartments

1201 N Meadows Dr
Granbury, TX

Anothony Lemaster

1200 N Meadows Dr
Granbury, TX
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M536270, 1300 North Meadow Drive

1300 N Meadows Dr
Granbury, TX
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M538088, 1275 North Meadow Drive

1275 N Meadows Dr
Granbury, TX
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Cross Acres and Allen Meadows

104 E Rucker St
Granbury, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Granbury

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Granbury Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Granbury, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 213 affordable apartments for rent in Granbury, Texas. Granbury features 150 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 63 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Granbury.

Granbury, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 213
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 150
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 59.33%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $45,606 ±$9,150
Median Rent $874 ±$71
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.75% ± 10.68pp
Total Population 8,750

Population and Household Demographics

Granbury is a City in Hood County, Texas with a population of 8,750. There are 3,671 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 59.33% of households in Granbury are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Granbury

The median gross income for households in Granbury is $45,606 a year, or $3,801 a month. The median rent for the city is $874 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Granbury, a household making less than $2,913 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Granbury.1

Area Median Income In Granbury

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 Granbury, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hood County.

In Granbury, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,800

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 Granbury

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 Granbury HUD Rental Assistance in Granbury

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
80% of Median $40,800 $46,600 $52,450 $58,250 $62,950 $67,600 $72,250 $76,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Granbury

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1994 to 1994, 1 low income apartment communities containing 50 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Granbury by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Granbury

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
60% of Median $30,600 $34,980 $39,360 $43,680 $47,220 $50,700 $54,180 $57,660

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 Granbury is $39,360 a year, or $3,280 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,280 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $984 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% $638 $683 $820 $947 $1,056 $1,165
60% $765 $820 $984 $1,136 $1,268 $1,398
Fair Market Rents in Granbury

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
$777 $904 $1,073 $1,357 $1,696