Affordable Housing In Harris County
Texas

332 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harris County

Copper Ridge Apartments

2216 E Harris Ave
Pasadena, TX
$643-893
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Holly Creek Apartments

333 Holly Creek Court
The Woodlands, TX
$765-1,100
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Garden City Apartments

9601 W Montgomery Rd
Houston, TX
Income Based
1-5 BR
Subsidized

Town Parc at Sherwood

1521 Sherwood Forest St
Houston, TX
$787-1,168
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Kings Row Apartments

4141 Barberry Dr
Houston, TX
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Goldberg B Nai B Rith Towers

10909 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX
$660-887
Studio-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Copperwood I

4407 S Panther Creek Dr
Spring, TX
$683-773
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Yale Village Apts.

5673 Yale Street
Houston, TX
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Subsidized

The Village Apartments

517 School Street
Tomball, TX
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Golden Bamboo Village III

6628 Synott Road
Houston, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Harris County

Housing Authority Programs
Harris County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Harris County-Other Dhap Only Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Harris County

Housing Authority Programs
Houston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Baytown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency
City of Pasadena Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Harris County, Texas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 332 low income housing apartment communities offering 53,085 affordable apartments for rent in Harris County, Texas. Harris County features 15,197 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 37,429 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Harris County.

Harris County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 332
Total Low Income Apartments 53,085
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 15,197
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.88
Median Household Income $54,457 ±$400
Median Rent $906 ±$5
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.64% ± 0.56pp
Total Population 4,356,362

Population and Household Demographics

Harris County is a County in Texas with a population of 4,356,362. There are 1,499,528 households in the county with an average household size of 2.88 persons. 45.07% of households in Harris County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Harris County

The median gross income for households in Harris County is $54,457 a year, or $4,538 a month. The median rent for the county is $906 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harris County, a household making less than $3,020 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Harris County.1

Area Median Income In Harris 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 Harris County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Harris 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 Harris County HUD Rental Assistance in Harris County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Harris County

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

From 1987 to 2010, 163 low income apartment communities containing 35,529 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Harris County 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 Harris County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
60% of Median $32,100 $36,660 $41,220 $45,780 $49,500 $53,160 $56,820 $60,480

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 Harris County is $41,220 a year, or $3,435 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,435 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,031 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% $669 $716 $859 $993 $1,108 $1,222
60% $803 $860 $1,031 $1,191 $1,329 $1,466
Fair Market Rents in Harris 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
$826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878

Cities In Harris County

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City Listings Served By
Houston 264 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Houston are the Houston Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
Pasadena 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pasadena are the City of Pasadena Housing Department, Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
South Houston 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Houston are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
Waller 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waller are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
Spring 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Spring are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
The Woodlands 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve The Woodlands are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
La Porte 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve La Porte are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
Humble 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Humble are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
Channelview 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Channelview are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
Crosby 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crosby are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
Tomball 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tomball are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
Highlands 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Highlands are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
Webster 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Webster are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
Deer Park 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Deer Park are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
Jersey Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jersey Village is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Aldine 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aldine is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Atascocita 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atascocita is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Barrett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barrett is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Bellaire 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellaire is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Bunker Hill Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bunker Hill Village is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Cloverleaf 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cloverleaf is the Harris County Housing Authority.
El Lago 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Lago is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Galena Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Galena Park is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Hedwig Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hedwig Village is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Hilshire Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hilshire Village is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Hunters Creek Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hunters Creek Village is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Jacinto City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jacinto City is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Morgan's Point 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morgan's Point is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Nassau Bay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nassau Bay is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Piney Point Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Piney Point Village is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Sheldon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sheldon is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Southside Place 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southside Place is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Spring Valley Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spring Valley Village is the Harris County Housing Authority.
Taylor Lake Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylor Lake Village is the Harris County Housing Authority.
West University Place 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West University Place is the Harris County Housing Authority.