Affordable Housing In Harris County
Texas

Affordable Housing programs support 16,488 income based apartments in Harris County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 45,520 affordable apartments in Harris County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Harris County, Texas

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Harris County. Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Harris County.

Garden City Apartments

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

Lafayette Plaza Apartments

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

Yale Village Apts.

5673 Yale Street
Houston, Texas
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Rent Assisted

Woodland Christian Towers

600 E Tidwell Rd
Houston, Texas
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Chapman Crossings

14741 Chapman Woods Crossing
Houston, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Knolls at West Oaks Apartments

3443 Addicks Clodine Road
Houston, Texas
$1,005-1,155
2-3 BR

New Caney Oaks

19633 Fm 1485
New Caney, Texas
$460-618
1-3 BR

Copper Ridge Apartments

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

Telephone Road Apartments

6000 Telephone Rd
Houston, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Park at North Vista

311 N Vista Dr
Houston, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Harris County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Harris County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Atascocita, TX Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Atascocita.
Affordable Housing In Channelview, TX Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Channelview.
Affordable Housing In Crosby, TX Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Crosby.
Affordable Housing In Deer Park, TX Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Deer Park.
Affordable Housing In Highlands, TX Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Highlands.
Affordable Housing In Houston, TX Affordable Housing programs support 314 apartment communities in Houston.
Affordable Housing In Humble, TX Affordable Housing programs support 14 apartment communities in Humble.
Affordable Housing In La Porte, TX Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in La Porte.
Affordable Housing In Pasadena, TX Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in Pasadena.
Affordable Housing In South Houston, TX Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in South Houston.
Affordable Housing In Spring, TX Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Spring.
Affordable Housing In The Woodlands, TX Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in The Woodlands.
Affordable Housing In Tomball, TX Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Tomball.
Affordable Housing In Waller, TX Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Waller.
Affordable Housing In Webster, TX Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Webster.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Harris County, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Harris County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Harris County-Other Dhap Only Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Harris County.

Harris County, Texas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Harris County, Texas

Harris County features 16,488 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 45,520 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 $1,176 and $1,438.

2023 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
Harris County, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,030 $1,095 $1,307 $1,722 $2,226
Harris County, Texas Payment Standard Range $927 to $1,133 $986 to $1,205 $1,176 to $1,438 $1,550 to $1,894 $2,003 to $2,449

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Harris County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 394
Total Low Income Apartments 63,143
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16,488
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 $90,100

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Harris County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,650 $21,300 $23,950 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Harris County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,450 $39,900 $44,300 $47,850 $51,400 $54,950 $58,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Harris County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,600 $56,700 $63,800 $70,850 $76,550 $82,200 $87,900 $93,550