Affordable Housing In Kaufman County

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kaufman County

Bluff View Senior Village

1135 FM 741
Crandall, TX
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Meadowview Townhomes

151 Meadowview Ct
Terrell, TX
HCV Welcome

Cedar Ridge Apartments

1100 Janet Circle
Kaufman, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Village of Kaufman

421 E 7th St
Kaufman, TX

Terrell Senior Terraces II

350 Windsor Ave
Terrell, TX
HCV Welcome

Cedar Ridge Apartments Ltd

1100 Janet Cir
Kaufman, TX

Willow Bend Apartments

101 Hampton Ct
Kaufman, TX
HCV Welcome

Eastgate Village Apartments Ashcroft Group, Llc

615 Cedar St
Forney, TX

Heather Lane Apartments

100 Heather Lane Cir
Terrell, TX
HCV Welcome

400 N Main St

400 N Main St
Kemp, TX

Other Housing Authorities located in Kaufman County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Mabank Public Housing
Housing Authority of Kemp Public Housing
City of Terrell Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kaufman County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,105 affordable apartments for rent in Kaufman County, Texas. Kaufman County features 316 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 789 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kaufman County.

Kaufman County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,105
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 316
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.6%
Average Renter Household Size 2.94
Average Household Size 3.05
Median Household Income $60,391 ±$2,724
Median Rent $902 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.38% ± 4.13pp
Total Population 109,289

Population and Household Demographics

Kaufman County is a County in Texas with a population of 109,289. There are 35,418 households in the county with an average household size of 3.05 persons. 22.6% of households in Kaufman County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kaufman County

The median gross income for households in Kaufman County is $60,391 a year, or $5,033 a month. The median rent for the county is $902 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kaufman County, a household making less than $3,007 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Kaufman County.1

Area Median Income In Kaufman 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 Kaufman County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,100

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 Kaufman 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 Kaufman County HUD Rental Assistance in Kaufman County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,500 $20,000 $22,500 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
80% of Median $46,550 $53,200 $59,850 $66,500 $71,850 $77,150 $82,500 $87,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kaufman 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 2006, 10 low income apartment communities containing 843 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kaufman 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 Kaufman County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
60% of Median $34,920 $39,900 $44,880 $49,860 $53,880 $57,840 $61,860 $65,820

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 Kaufman County is $44,880 a year, or $3,740 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,740 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,122 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% $728 $779 $935 $1,081 $1,205 $1,330
60% $873 $935 $1,122 $1,297 $1,446 $1,596
Fair Market Rents in Kaufman 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$957 $1,093 $1,314 $1,727 $2,262

Cities In Kaufman County

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City Listings Served By
Terrell 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Terrell is the City of Terrell Housing Department.
Forney 3
Kaufman 5
Cottonwood 0
Crandall 1
Elmo 0
Grays Prairie 0
Heath 0
Kemp 1
Oak Grove 0
Oak Ridge 0
Post Oak Bend City 0
Rosser 0
Scurry 0
Talty 0
Travis Ranch 0