Affordable Housing In Harker Heights
2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harker Heights
Housing Authorities that serve Harker Heights
|Central Texas Council of Governments||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Harker Heights, Texas
There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 496 affordable apartments for rent in Harker Heights, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Harker Heights, Texas
Harker Heights features 0 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 Harker Heights, Texas
There are 496 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Harker Heights.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Harker Heights, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Harker Heights landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Harker Heights.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Harker Heights, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $734 and $897.
2021 Harker Heights, 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|
|Harker Heights, Texas Fair Market Rent||$635||$639||$815||$1,166||$1,411|
|Harker Heights, Texas Payment Standard Range||$572 to $699||$575 to $703||$734 to $897||$1,049 to $1,283||$1,270 to $1,552|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Harker Heights, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||2|
|Total Low Income Apartments||496|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||0|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||36.35%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.78|
|Average Household Size||3.07|
|Median Household Income||$64,494 ±$5,105|
|Median Rent||$797 ±$59|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||40.24% ± 7.8pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Harker Heights is a city in Bell County, Texas with a population of 28,199. There are 9,119 households in the city with an average household size of 3.07 persons. 36.35% of households in Harker Heights are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Harker Heights
The median gross income for households in Harker Heights is $64,494 a year, or $5,375 a month. The median rent for the city is $797 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harker Heights, a household making less than $2,657 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Harker Heights.
Area Median Income In Harker Heights
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 Harker Heights, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bell County.
In Harker Heights, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900
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 Harker Heights
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 Harker Heights
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Harker Heights AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Harker Heights AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Harker Heights AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.