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Affordable Housing In Hearne
Robertson County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hearne

Columbus Village

830 S Riley St
Hearne, Texas

Mc Henry, Tyler, Ramby Vill

809 W Davis St
Hearne, Texas

Rose Marie Arms

101 Rose Marie Blvd
Hearne, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Hearne

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Hearne Public Housing
Brazos Valley Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hearne, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 266 affordable apartments for rent in Hearne, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Hearne, Texas

Hearne features 266 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 Hearne, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hearne.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hearne, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hearne landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hearne.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hearne, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $818 and $1,000.

2021 Hearne, 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 $686 $774 $909 $1,301 $1,574
Payment Standard Range $617 to $755 $697 to $851 $818 to $1,000 $1,171 to $1,431 $1,417 to $1,731

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hearne, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 266
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 266
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.5%
Average Renter Household Size 2.86
Average Household Size 2.99
Median Household Income $37,218 ±$10,550
Median Rent $656 ±$81
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.37% ± 15.79pp
Total Population 4,439

Population and Household Demographics

Hearne is a city in Robertson County, Texas with a population of 4,439. There are 1,482 households in the city with an average household size of 2.99 persons. 36.5% of households in Hearne are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hearne

The median gross income for households in Hearne is $37,218 a year, or $3,102 a month. The median rent for the city is $656 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hearne, a household making less than $2,187 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Hearne.

Area Median Income In Hearne

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 Hearne, the AMI is calculated from all households within Robertson County.

In Hearne, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,600

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 Hearne

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 Hearne

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,300
50% of Median $23,000 $26,250 $29,550 $32,800 $35,450 $38,050 $40,700 $43,300
80% of Median $36,750 $42,000 $47,250 $52,500 $56,700 $60,900 $65,100 $69,300