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Affordable Housing In Knox County
Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Knox County

Patterson Apartments

401 S 13th Ave
Munday, Texas

251 S 2nd Ave

251 S 2nd Ave
Munday, Texas

301 SW 5th St

301 SW 5th St
Knox City, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Knox County

Housing Authority Programs
Abilene Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP); Public Housing Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Knox County, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 175 affordable apartments for rent in Knox County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Knox County, Texas

Knox County features 107 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 Knox County, Texas

There are 68 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Knox County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Knox County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Knox County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Knox County, 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
Fair Market Rent $529 $570 $714 $890 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $513 to $627 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Knox County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 175
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 107
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $40,493 ±$7,401
Median Rent $464 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.72% ± 9.25pp
Total Population 3,796

Population and Household Demographics

Knox County is a county in Texas with a population of 3,796. There are 1,437 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 27.35% of households in Knox County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Knox County

The median gross income for households in Knox County is $40,493 a year, or $3,374 a month. The median rent for the county is $464 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Knox County, a household making less than $1,547 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Knox County.

Area Median Income In Knox 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 Knox County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,500

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 Knox 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Knox County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,950 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,150 $40,600
50% of Median $21,550 $24,600 $27,700 $30,750 $33,250 $35,700 $38,150 $40,600
80% of Median $34,450 $39,400 $44,300 $49,200 $53,150 $57,100 $61,050 $64,950

Cities In Knox County

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City Served By
Benjamin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benjamin is the Abilene Housing Authority.
Goree The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goree is the Abilene Housing Authority.
Knox City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Knox City are the Housing Authority of the City of Knox City and Abilene Housing Authority.
Munday The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Munday are the Housing Authority of the City of Munday and Abilene Housing Authority.