Affordable Housing In Johnson County
Texas

31 Low Income Apartment Communities In Johnson County

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There are 31 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,153 affordable apartments for rent in Johnson County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 594 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Johnson County, HUD housing programs support 104 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,559 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Johnson County

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Johnson County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Grandview Public Housing
Cleburne Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Johnson County, Texas

Johnson County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 31
Total Low Income Apartments 2,153
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 594
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Total Population 155,450
Housing Units 53,685
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $58,135 ±$1,678
Median Rent $883 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.09% ± 3.38pp

Population and Household Demographics

Johnson County is a County in Texas with a population of 155,450. There are 53,685 households in the county with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 26.45% of households in Johnson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Johnson County

The median gross income for households in Johnson County is $58,135 a year, or $4,845 a month. The median rent for the county is $883 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Johnson County, a household making less than $2,943 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Johnson County.1

Area Median Income In Johnson 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 Johnson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,000

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 Johnson 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 Johnson County HUD Rental Assistance in Johnson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,000 $18,250 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $38,000 $41,050 $44,100 $47,150 $50,200
80% of Median $42,600 $48,650 $54,750 $60,800 $65,700 $70,550 $75,400 $80,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Johnson County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2010, 15 low income apartment communities containing 1,102 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Johnson County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Johnson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $31,920 $36,480 $41,040 $45,600 $49,260 $52,920 $56,580 $60,240

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Johnson County is $41,040 a year, or $3,420 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,420 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,026 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $665 $713 $855 $988 $1,103 $1,217
60% $798 $855 $1,026 $1,186 $1,323 $1,460
Fair Market Rents in Johnson County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$754 $853 $1,068 $1,460 $1,851

Cities In Johnson County

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City Listings Served By
Crowley 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crowley are the Fort Worth Housing Solutions and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Joshua 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Joshua is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Keene 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keene is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Alvarado 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alvarado is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Godley 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Godley is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Cleburne 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cleburne is the Cleburne Housing Agency.
Burleson 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burleson is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Grandview 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grandview are the Housing Authority of Grandview and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Briaroaks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Briaroaks is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Coyote Flats 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coyote Flats is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Cross Timber 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cross Timber is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Rio Vista 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rio Vista is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.