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Affordable Housing In Hamilton County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hamilton County

Oak Grove Apartments

920 S Dempster St
Hamilton, Texas

Hamilton Manor Apartments

702 S College St
Hamilton, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Hamilton County

Housing Authority Programs
Central Texas Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hamilton County, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 74 affordable apartments for rent in Hamilton County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Hamilton County, Texas

Hamilton County features 74 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 Hamilton County, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hamilton County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hamilton County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Hamilton 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
Hamilton County, Texas Fair Market Rent $538 $644 $734 $913 $1,085
Hamilton County, Texas Payment Standard Range $484 to $592 $580 to $708 $661 to $807 $822 to $1,004 $977 to $1,194

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hamilton County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 74
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 74
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $42,432 ±$5,528
Median Rent $638 ±$58
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.92% ± 12.05pp
Total Population 8,266

Population and Household Demographics

Hamilton County is a county in Texas with a population of 8,266. There are 3,166 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 27.29% of households in Hamilton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hamilton County

The median gross income for households in Hamilton County is $42,432 a year, or $3,536 a month. The median rent for the county is $638 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hamilton County, a household making less than $2,127 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Hamilton County.

Area Median Income In Hamilton 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 Hamilton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,000

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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hamilton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,900 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $43,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hamilton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $33,000 $35,650 $38,300 $40,950 $43,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hamilton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,000 $42,250 $47,550 $52,800 $57,050 $61,250 $65,500 $69,700

Cities In Hamilton County

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City Served By
Hamilton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hamilton are the Housing Authority of Hamilton and Central Texas Council of Governments.