Low Income Apartments In Lavaca County
Texas

Low Income Apartments In Lavaca County

Pecan Chase Apartments

106 Walnut
Hallettsville, TX
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Lavaca Landing Apartments

1134 Donna Dr
Hallettsville, TX
Subsidized

Hallettsville Village

103 Village Dr
Hallettsville, TX
Subsidized

Lavaca Landing Apartments

1134 Donna Dr
Hallettsville, TX
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 136 affordable apartments for rent in Lavaca County, Texas. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 136 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 88 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Lavaca County. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Other Housing Authorities located in Lavaca County

Housing Authority Programs
Hallettsville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lavaca County, Texas

Lavaca County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 136
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 136
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Total Population 19,549
Housing Units 7,701
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $48,677 ±$2,485
Median Rent $632 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.76% ± 5.21pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lavaca County is a County in Texas with a population of 19,549. There are 7,701 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 22.02% of households in Lavaca County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lavaca County

The median gross income for households in Lavaca County is $48,677 a year, or $4,056 a month. The median rent for the county is $632 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lavaca County, a household making less than $2,107 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Lavaca County.1

Area Median Income In Lavaca 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 Lavaca County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,000

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 Lavaca 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 Lavaca County HUD Rental Assistance in Lavaca County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,600 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $37,200 $39,600
50% of Median $21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $34,800 $37,200 $39,600
80% of Median $33,600 $38,400 $43,200 $48,000 $51,850 $55,700 $59,550 $63,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lavaca County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 1989, 2 low income apartment communities containing 72 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lavaca County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Lavaca County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $25,200 $28,800 $32,400 $36,000 $38,880 $41,760 $44,640 $47,520

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Lavaca County is $32,400 a year, or $2,700 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,700 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $810 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $525 $563 $675 $780 $870 $960
60% $630 $675 $810 $936 $1,044 $1,152
Fair Market Rents in Lavaca County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$466 $548 $725 $1,029 $1,117

Cities In Lavaca County

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City Listings Served By
Hallettsville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hallettsville is the Hallettsville Housing Authority.
Moulton 0
Shiner 0