Affordable Housing In Kennedale
Tarrant County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kennedale

Kennedale Seniors Apartments

332 S New Hope Rd
Kennedale, Texas

Oakcrest Apts

415 Mansfield Cardinal Rd
Kennedale, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Kennedale

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kennedale, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 172 affordable apartments for rent in Kennedale, Texas.

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 136 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 $1,118 and $1,366.

2021 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 $901 $1,021 $1,242 $1,661 $2,077
Kennedale, Texas Payment Standard Range $811 to $991 $919 to $1,123 $1,118 to $1,366 $1,495 to $1,827 $1,869 to $2,285

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kennedale, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 172
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 $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 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.
$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 Kennedale 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 Kennedale 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