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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
Accepts Vouchers

Willow Oaks Apts

802 N Highway 79
Jewett, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Leon County

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 $643 and $785.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $529 $584 $714 $979 $990
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $526 to $642 $643 to $785 $881 to $1,077 $891 to $1,089

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 $62,900

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,200 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,000 $41,550
50% of Median $22,050 $25,200 $28,350 $31,450 $34,000 $36,500 $39,000 $41,550
80% of Median $35,250 $40,250 $45,300 $50,300 $54,350 $58,350 $62,400 $66,400

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 Housing Authority of the City of Centerville 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.