Affordable Housing In Keene
Johnson County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Keene

Sherwood Arms Apartments

213 W Val Verde Cir
Keene, Texas

Fireside Trail

213 N 4th St
Keene, Texas

Fireside Trails Apartments

213 W 4th St
Keene, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Keene, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Keene, Texas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Keene, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 128 affordable apartments for rent in Keene, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Keene, Texas

Keene features 92 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 Keene, Texas

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Keene.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Keene, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Keene landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Keene.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Keene, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,142 and $1,396.

2022 Keene, 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
Keene, Texas Fair Market Rent $939 $1,064 $1,269 $1,685 $2,098
Keene, Texas Payment Standard Range $845 to $1,033 $958 to $1,170 $1,142 to $1,396 $1,517 to $1,854 $1,888 to $2,308

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Keene, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 128
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 92
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.1%
Average Renter Household Size 3.34
Average Household Size 3.05
Median Household Income $39,113 ±$6,416
Median Rent $794 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.81% ± 11.62pp
Total Population 6,091

Population and Household Demographics

Keene is a city in Johnson County, Texas with a population of 6,091. There are 1,852 households in the city with an average household size of 3.05 persons. 54.1% of households in Keene are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Keene

The median gross income for households in Keene is $39,113 a year, or $3,259 a month. The median rent for the city is $794 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Keene, a household making less than $2,647 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Keene.

Area Median Income In Keene

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 Keene, the AMI is calculated from all households within Johnson County.

In Keene, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,800

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 Keene

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 Keene

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Keene AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,000 $19,400 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Keene AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,300 $32,350 $36,400 $40,400 $43,650 $46,900 $50,100 $53,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Keene AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,300 $51,750 $58,200 $64,650 $69,850 $75,000 $80,200 $85,350