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Affordable Housing In Harris County
Texas

353 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harris County

Garden City Apartments

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

Lafayette Plaza Apartments

7320 Clarewood Dr
Houston, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Copper Ridge Apartments

2216 E Harris Ave
Pasadena, Texas
$643-893
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Park at North Vista

311 N Vista Dr
Houston, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Retreat at Westlock

24055 TX-249
Tomball, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Village at Palm Center

5110 Griggs Rd
Houston, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Cornerstone Gardens

14522 Cornerstone Village Dr
Houston, Texas
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Holly Creek Apartments

333 Holly Creek Court
The Woodlands, Texas
$765-1,100
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Forest Creek Apartments

5915 Uvalde Rd
Houston, Texas
$804-1,113
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Northline Apartment Homes

7211 Northline Dr
Houston, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Harris County, Texas

There are 353 low income housing apartment communities offering 57,476 affordable apartments for rent in Harris County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Harris County, Texas

Harris County features 15,794 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 Harris County, Texas

There are 40,463 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Harris County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Harris County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Harris County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Harris County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Harris County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $986 and $1,206.

2020 Harris 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
Fair Market Rent $826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878
Payment Standard Range $743 to $909 $817 to $999 $986 to $1,206 $1,337 to $1,634 $1,690 to $2,066

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Harris County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 353
Total Low Income Apartments 57,476
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 15,794
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.

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 $78,800

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 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 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 $16,600 $18,950 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,600 $31,550 $35,500 $39,400 $42,600 $45,750 $48,900 $52,050
80% of Median $44,150 $50,450 $56,750 $63,050 $68,100 $73,150 $78,200 $83,250

Cities In Harris County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

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