Affordable Housing In Harris County
Texas

348 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harris County

Garden City Apartments

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

Lafayette Plaza Apartments

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

Copper Ridge Apartments

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

Park at North Vista

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

Retreat at Westlock

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

Village at Palm Center

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

Cornerstone Gardens

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

Holly Creek Apartments

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

Northline Apartment Homes

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

Independence Heights Apartments

302 Crosstimbers
Houston, TX
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)

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

There are 348 low income housing apartment communities offering 56,544 affordable apartments for rent in Harris County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Harris County, Texas

Harris County features 15,501 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 40,704 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 348
Total Low Income Apartments 56,544
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 15,501
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

Cities In Harris County

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City Listings Served By
Houston 277 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 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve La Porte are the Harris County Housing Authority and Harris County-Other Dhap Only.
Humble 15 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.