Affordable Housing In Leon County
Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leon County

Elmwood Apartments

231 Gene St
Buffalo, Texas
Subsidized

Centerville Plaza

Church St
Centerville, Texas

Willow Oaks Apts

802 N Highway 79
Jewett, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Leon 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 Leon County, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Brazos Valley Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Leon County, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 72 affordable apartments for rent in Leon County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Leon County, Texas

Leon County features 48 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 Leon County, Texas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leon County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Leon County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Leon County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $700 and $856.

2022 Leon 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
Leon County, Texas Fair Market Rent $576 $591 $778 $1,003 $1,055
Leon County, Texas Payment Standard Range $518 to $634 $532 to $650 $700 to $856 $903 to $1,103 $950 to $1,161

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Leon County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 72
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.84
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $49,802 ±$3,672
Median Rent $621 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.64% ± 8.5pp
Total Population 16,819

Population and Household Demographics

Leon County is a county in Texas with a population of 16,819. There are 6,142 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 17.91% of households in Leon County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Leon County

The median gross income for households in Leon County is $49,802 a year, or $4,150 a month. The median rent for the county is $621 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leon County, a household making less than $2,070 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Leon County.

Area Median Income In Leon 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 Leon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Leon 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 Leon County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Leon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,300 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $39,200 $41,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Leon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $36,700 $39,200 $41,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Leon County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,400 $40,450 $45,500 $50,550 $54,600 $58,650 $62,700 $66,750

Cities In Leon County

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City Served By
Buffalo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buffalo is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Centerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Centerville are the Centerville Housing Authority and Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Hilltop Lakes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hilltop Lakes is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Jewett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jewett is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Leona The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leona is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Marquez The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marquez is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Normangee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Normangee is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.