Affordable Housing In Liberty County

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Liberty County

Cedar Ridge Apartments

1907 North Winfree
Dayton, TX
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Park Place Apartments

100 Campbell St
Cleveland, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR

Dayton Retirement Center

1900 N Winfree St
Dayton, TX
HCV Welcome

Azalea Terrace

121 Peach Ave
Cleveland, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Dayton Square Ltd

2800 N Winfree St
Dayton, TX

Cleveland Square Ltd

104 E Waco St
Cleveland, TX

1008 W Clayton St

1008 W Clayton St
Dayton, TX

Pecan Villas

309 E Houston St
Dayton, TX

Dayton Park Apartments

4490 N Cleveland St
Dayton, TX
HCV Welcome

Cleveland Plaza

901 E Hanson St
Cleveland, TX

Housing Authorities that serve Liberty County

Housing Authority Programs
Liberty County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Liberty County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Dayton Public Housing
Housing Authority of Cleveland Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Liberty County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 657 affordable apartments for rent in Liberty County, Texas. Liberty County features 385 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 272 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Liberty County.

Liberty County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 657
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 385
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.82
Median Household Income $48,729 ±$2,514
Median Rent $762 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.08% ± 5.31pp
Total Population 77,486

Population and Household Demographics

Liberty County is a County in Texas with a population of 77,486. There are 25,319 households in the county with an average household size of 2.82 persons. 24.64% of households in Liberty County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Liberty County

The median gross income for households in Liberty County is $48,729 a year, or $4,061 a month. The median rent for the county is $762 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Liberty County, a household making less than $2,540 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Liberty County.1

Area Median Income In Liberty 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 Liberty County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Liberty 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 Liberty County HUD Rental Assistance in Liberty County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Liberty County

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

From 1990 to 1998, 7 low income apartment communities containing 376 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Liberty 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 Liberty County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
60% of Median $32,100 $36,660 $41,220 $45,780 $49,500 $53,160 $56,820 $60,480

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 Liberty County is $41,220 a year, or $3,435 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,435 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,031 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% $669 $716 $859 $993 $1,108 $1,222
60% $803 $860 $1,031 $1,191 $1,329 $1,466
Fair Market Rents in Liberty 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878

Cities In Liberty County

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City Listings Served By
Dayton 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dayton are the Housing Authority of the City of Dayton and Liberty County Housing Authority.
Cleveland 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cleveland are the Housing Authority of Cleveland and Liberty County Housing Authority.
Liberty 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Liberty is the Liberty County Housing Authority.
Ames 0
Big Thicket Lake Estates 0
Daisetta 0
Dayton Lakes 0
Devers 0
Hardin 0
Hull 0
Kenefick 0
North Cleveland 0
Plum Grove 0