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Affordable Housing In Grand Saline
Van Zandt County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Grand Saline

600 Circle Dr

600 Circle Dr
Grand Saline, Texas

Spring Creek Apartments

404 Clearwater Rd
Grand Saline, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Grand Saline

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Grand Saline Public Housing
Housing Authority of Edgewood Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Grand Saline, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 131 affordable apartments for rent in Grand Saline, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Grand Saline, Texas

Grand Saline features 131 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 Grand Saline, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Grand Saline.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Grand Saline, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Grand Saline landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Grand Saline.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Grand Saline, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $689 and $843.

2020 Grand Saline, 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 $568 $582 $766 $1,054 $1,131
Payment Standard Range $511 to $625 $524 to $640 $689 to $843 $949 to $1,159 $1,018 to $1,244

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Grand Saline, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 131
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 131
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.90
Average Household Size 3.27
Median Household Income $31,853 ±$4,219
Median Rent $665 ±$161
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.82% ± 13.17pp
Total Population 3,108

Population and Household Demographics

Grand Saline is a city in Van Zandt County, Texas with a population of 3,108. There are 882 households in the city with an average household size of 3.27 persons. 39.23% of households in Grand Saline are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grand Saline

The median gross income for households in Grand Saline is $31,853 a year, or $2,654 a month. The median rent for the city is $665 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grand Saline, a household making less than $2,217 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Grand Saline.

Area Median Income In Grand Saline

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 Grand Saline, the AMI is calculated from all households within Van Zandt County.

In Grand Saline, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,700

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 Grand Saline

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 Grand Saline

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,200 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,900 $41,400
50% of Median $21,950 $25,100 $28,250 $31,350 $33,900 $36,400 $38,900 $41,400
80% of Median $35,150 $40,150 $45,150 $50,150 $54,200 $58,200 $62,200 $66,200