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Affordable Housing In Linden
Cass County, Texas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Linden

Spring Creek Apartments

305 Texas 8
Linden, Texas
2 BR

Spring Creek {Ole Town}

Hwy 8
Linden, Texas

Heth Apartments

511 S Main St
Linden, Texas

Spring Creek Apts

305 N Highway 8
Linden, Texas

Linden Square Apts

600 Broad Street
Linden, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Linden

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Linden Public Housing
Ark-Tex Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Linden, Texas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 116 affordable apartments for rent in Linden, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Linden, Texas

Linden features 68 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 Linden, Texas

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Linden.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Linden, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Linden, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Linden, 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 $538 $557 $734 $1,050 $1,177
Payment Standard Range $484 to $592 $501 to $613 $661 to $807 $945 to $1,155 $1,059 to $1,295

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Linden, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 116
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 68
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $25,690 ±$5,491
Median Rent $512 ±$163
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.73% ± 12.47pp
Total Population 2,256

Population and Household Demographics

Linden is a city in Cass County, Texas with a population of 2,256. There are 920 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 49.46% of households in Linden are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Linden

The median gross income for households in Linden is $25,690 a year, or $2,141 a month. The median rent for the city is $512 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Linden, a household making less than $1,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Linden.

Area Median Income In Linden

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Linden, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cass County.

In Linden, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,500

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 Linden

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 Linden

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200