Affordable Housing In Leon County
Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leon County

Elmwood Apartments

231 Gene St
Buffalo, TX
Subsidized

Centerville Plaza

Church St
Centerville, TX
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There are 2 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 48 affordable apartments for rent in Leon County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 24 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Leon County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 24 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Leon County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Leon County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Centerville Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Buffalo Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Leon County, Texas

Leon County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.84
Total Population 16,819
Housing Units 6,142
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $49,802 ±$3,672
Median Rent $621 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.64% ± 8.5pp

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.1

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 Leon County 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Leon County

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

From 1988 to 1988, 1 low income apartment communities containing 48 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Leon 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 Leon County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,050 $25,200 $28,350 $31,450 $34,000 $36,500 $39,000 $41,550
60% of Median $26,460 $30,240 $34,020 $37,740 $40,800 $43,800 $46,800 $49,860

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 Leon County is $34,020 a year, or $2,835 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,835 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $851 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% $551 $591 $709 $818 $913 $1,007
60% $662 $709 $851 $982 $1,095 $1,208
Fair Market Rents in Leon 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
$526 $562 $700 $947 $1,040

Cities In Leon County

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City Listings Served By
Centerville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Centerville are the Housing Authority of the City of Centerville and Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Jewett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jewett is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Buffalo 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buffalo is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Hilltop Lakes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hilltop Lakes is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Leona 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leona is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Marquez 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marquez is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Normangee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Normangee is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.