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Affordable Housing In Hillsboro
Hill County, Texas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hillsboro

Allen's Point Apartments

1031 Old Bynum Rd
Hillsboro, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Emerald Retirement Village

1940 Old Brandon Rd
Hillsboro, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Rosemont of Hillsboro

807 Abbott Avenue
Hillsboro, Texas

Allens Point Ltd

103 Old Bynum Rd
Hillsboro, Texas

Hillsboro Gardens Phase II

800 Abbott Ave
Hillsboro, Texas

Ha of Hillsboro

617 Cliff St
Hillsboro, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Hillsboro

Housing Authority Programs
Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hillsboro, Texas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 410 affordable apartments for rent in Hillsboro, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Hillsboro, Texas

Hillsboro features 0 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 Hillsboro, Texas

There are 394 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hillsboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hillsboro, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hillsboro landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hillsboro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hillsboro, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $677 and $827.

2020 Hillsboro, 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 $490 $594 $752 $957 $1,019
Payment Standard Range $441 to $539 $535 to $653 $677 to $827 $861 to $1,053 $917 to $1,121

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hillsboro, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 410
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $28,422 ±$4,486
Median Rent $646 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.62% ± 9.48pp
Total Population 8,360

Population and Household Demographics

Hillsboro is a city in Hill County, Texas with a population of 8,360. There are 2,847 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 51.39% of households in Hillsboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hillsboro

The median gross income for households in Hillsboro is $28,422 a year, or $2,369 a month. The median rent for the city is $646 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hillsboro, a household making less than $2,153 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Hillsboro.

Area Median Income In Hillsboro

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 Hillsboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hill County.

In Hillsboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,100

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 Hillsboro

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 Hillsboro

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $37,900 $40,350
50% of Median $21,400 $24,450 $27,500 $30,550 $33,000 $35,450 $37,900 $40,350
80% of Median $34,250 $39,150 $44,050 $48,900 $52,850 $56,750 $60,650 $64,550