Affordable Housing In Lee County
Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lee County

Boxwood Place Apartments

Boxwood Circle At 5th
Lexington, Texas

Windmill Apartments

550 N Montgomery Ave
Giddings, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lee County, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Lee County, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lee County, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 51 affordable apartments for rent in Lee County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Lee County, Texas

Lee County features 28 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 Lee County, Texas

There are 23 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lee County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lee County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lee County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lee County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $887 and $1,084.

2022 Lee 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
Lee County, Texas Fair Market Rent $729 $828 $985 $1,218 $1,438
Lee County, Texas Payment Standard Range $656 to $802 $745 to $911 $887 to $1,084 $1,096 to $1,340 $1,294 to $1,582

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lee County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 51
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 28
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $53,902 ±$3,576
Median Rent $760 ±$87
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.45% ± 8.46pp
Total Population 16,664

Population and Household Demographics

Lee County is a county in Texas with a population of 16,664. There are 5,996 households in the county with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 25.47% of households in Lee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lee County

The median gross income for households in Lee County is $53,902 a year, or $4,492 a month. The median rent for the county is $760 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lee County, a household making less than $2,533 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Lee County.

Area Median Income In Lee 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 Lee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,700

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 Lee 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 Lee County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,000 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,050
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,350 $26,700 $30,050 $33,350 $36,050 $38,700 $41,400 $44,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,350 $42,700 $48,050 $53,350 $57,650 $61,900 $66,200 $70,450

Cities In Lee County

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City Served By
Giddings The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Giddings is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Lexington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lexington is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.