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Affordable Housing In La Grange
Fayette County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Grange

Northwest Hills Apartments

902 E Eblin St
La Grange, Texas

Gardenwalk of La Grange

1050 N Madison St
La Grange, Texas

Cimarron Trail

1018 N Madison St
La Grange, Texas

Cactus Oaks Apts

500 S Cindy Lane
La Grange, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve La Grange

Housing Authority Programs
La Grange Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Grange, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 178 affordable apartments for rent in La Grange, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in La Grange, Texas

La Grange features 114 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 La Grange, Texas

There are 64 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Grange.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Grange, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Grange landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in La Grange.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Grange, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $678 and $828.

2020 La Grange, 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 $558 $572 $753 $1,016 $1,039
Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $515 to $629 $678 to $828 $914 to $1,118 $935 to $1,143

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

La Grange, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 178
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 114
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33%
Average Renter Household Size 4.05
Average Household Size 2.87
Median Household Income $41,757 ±$8,882
Median Rent $826 ±$245
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.76% ± 22.82pp
Total Population 4,666

Population and Household Demographics

La Grange is a city in Fayette County, Texas with a population of 4,666. There are 1,588 households in the city with an average household size of 2.87 persons. 33% of households in La Grange are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Grange

The median gross income for households in La Grange is $41,757 a year, or $3,480 a month. The median rent for the city is $826 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Grange, a household making less than $2,753 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.76% of households who rent are overburdened in La Grange.

Area Median Income In La Grange

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 La Grange, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fayette County.

In La Grange, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,400

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 La Grange

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 La Grange

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,350 $29,000 $32,600 $36,200 $39,100 $42,000 $44,900 $47,800
80% of Median $40,550 $46,350 $52,150 $57,900 $62,550 $67,200 $71,800 $76,450