Kennedale, Texas Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 36 income based apartments in Kennedale where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 243 affordable apartments in Kennedale that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Kennedale, Texas

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Kennedale.

Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Kennedale.

Kennedale Seniors Apartments

332 S New Hope Rd
Kennedale, Texas
1-2 BR

Hammack Creek

337 Kennedale Sublett Rd
Kennedale, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Oakcrest Apts

415 Mansfield Cardinal Rd
Kennedale, Texas
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Affordable Housing Near Kennedale

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City Apartments
Fort Worth, TX Affordable Housing programs support 130 apartment communities in Fort Worth.
Arlington, TX Affordable Housing programs support 33 apartment communities in Arlington.
Hurst, TX Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Hurst.
Euless, TX Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Euless.
Benbrook, TX Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Benbrook.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Kennedale, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher
Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Kennedale.

Kennedale, Texas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Kennedale, Texas

Kennedale features 36 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 Kennedale, Texas

There are 243 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kennedale.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kennedale, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kennedale landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Kennedale.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kennedale, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,310 and $1,602.

2023 Kennedale, 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
Kennedale, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,101 $1,234 $1,456 $1,927 $2,385
Kennedale, Texas Payment Standard Range $991 to $1,211 $1,111 to $1,357 $1,310 to $1,602 $1,734 to $2,120 $2,147 to $2,624

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kennedale, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 279
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 36
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.77%
Average Renter Household Size 3.09
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $73,750 ±$12,038
Median Rent $878 ±$132
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.2% ± 20.31pp
Total Population 7,273

Population and Household Demographics

Kennedale is a city in Tarrant County, Texas with a population of 7,273. There are 2,523 households in the city with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 24.77% of households in Kennedale are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kennedale

The median gross income for households in Kennedale is $73,750 a year, or $6,146 a month. The median rent for the city is $878 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kennedale, a household making less than $2,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Kennedale.

Area Median Income In Kennedale

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 Kennedale, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tarrant County.

In Kennedale, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,300

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 Kennedale

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 Kennedale

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kennedale AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,000 $21,700 $24,400 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kennedale AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,650 $36,200 $40,700 $45,200 $48,850 $52,450 $56,050 $59,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kennedale AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,650 $57,850 $65,100 $72,300 $78,100 $83,900 $89,700 $95,450