Affordable Housing In Killeen
Bell County, Texas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Killeen

The Veranda at Twin Creek Apartments

1101 N Twin Creek Dr
Killeen, Texas

Moss Rose Homes

702 Wolf St
Killeen, Texas

Stone Ranch Apartments Homes

4401 E Rancier Ave
Killeen, Texas

Tremont Apartments Homes

1700 Bacon Ranch Rd
Killeen, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Killeen

Housing Authority Programs
Killeen Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Central Texas Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Killeen, Texas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 625 affordable apartments for rent in Killeen, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Killeen, Texas

Killeen features 145 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 Killeen, Texas

There are 480 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Killeen.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Killeen, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Killeen landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Killeen.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Killeen, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $734 and $897.

2021 Killeen, 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
Killeen, Texas Fair Market Rent $635 $639 $815 $1,166 $1,411
Killeen, Texas Payment Standard Range $572 to $699 $575 to $703 $734 to $897 $1,049 to $1,283 $1,270 to $1,552

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Killeen, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 625
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 145
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.90
Median Household Income $47,763 ±$1,434
Median Rent $874 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.77% ± 2.82pp
Total Population 136,378

Population and Household Demographics

Killeen is a city in Bell County, Texas with a population of 136,378. There are 46,952 households in the city with an average household size of 2.90 persons. 53.05% of households in Killeen are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Killeen

The median gross income for households in Killeen is $47,763 a year, or $3,980 a month. The median rent for the city is $874 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Killeen, a household making less than $2,913 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Killeen.

Area Median Income In Killeen

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 Killeen, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bell County.

In Killeen, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,700

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 Killeen

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 Killeen

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Killeen AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,600 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $42,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Killeen AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,650 $25,900 $29,150 $32,350 $34,950 $37,550 $40,150 $42,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Killeen AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,250 $41,400 $46,600 $51,750 $55,900 $60,050 $64,200 $68,350