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Affordable Housing In Leander
Travis County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leander

Hills at Leander

960 Merrill Dr
Leander, Texas
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1-2 BR

Cedar Ridge I

2702 S Bagdad Rd
Leander, Texas

Leander Station Senior Village

11450 Old 2243 W
Leander, Texas

Crystal Falls Village

202 Crystal Falls Pkwy
Leander, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Leander

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Travis County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Leander, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 500 affordable apartments for rent in Leander, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Leander, Texas

Leander features 0 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 Leander, Texas

There are 500 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leander.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Leander, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Leander landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Leander.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Leander, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,291 and $1,577.

2021 Leander, 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 $1,059 $1,212 $1,434 $1,848 $2,207
Payment Standard Range $953 to $1,165 $1,091 to $1,333 $1,291 to $1,577 $1,663 to $2,033 $1,986 to $2,428

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Leander, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 500
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.31%
Average Renter Household Size 3.33
Average Household Size 3.34
Median Household Income $80,178 ±$6,013
Median Rent $1,353 ±$107
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.18% ± 10.69pp
Total Population 32,051

Population and Household Demographics

Leander is a city in Travis County, Texas with a population of 32,051. There are 9,595 households in the city with an average household size of 3.34 persons. 23.31% of households in Leander are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Leander

The median gross income for households in Leander is $80,178 a year, or $6,682 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,353 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leander, a household making less than $4,510 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Leander.

Area Median Income In Leander

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 Leander, the AMI is calculated from all households within Travis County.

In Leander, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,600

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 Leander

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 Leander

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,550 $23,450 $26,400 $29,300 $31,650 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $34,200 $39,050 $43,950 $48,800 $52,750 $56,650 $60,550 $64,450
80% of Median $54,700 $62,500 $70,300 $78,100 $84,350 $90,600 $96,850 $103,100