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Affordable Housing In Lorena
McLennan County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lorena

Autumn Villas

100 Autumn Villas Dr
Lorena, Texas

Village Place Apartments

111 Village Place Dr
Lorena, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Lorena

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lorena, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Lorena, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Lorena, Texas

Lorena features 16 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 Lorena, Texas

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lorena.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lorena, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lorena, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $841 and $1,027.

2021 Lorena, 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
Lorena, Texas Fair Market Rent $686 $721 $934 $1,252 $1,398
Lorena, Texas Payment Standard Range $617 to $755 $649 to $793 $841 to $1,027 $1,127 to $1,377 $1,258 to $1,538

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lorena, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $53,125 ±$10,822
Median Rent $921 ±$179
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.78% ± 18.17pp
Total Population 1,896

Population and Household Demographics

Lorena is a city in McLennan County, Texas with a population of 1,896. There are 662 households in the city with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 27.19% of households in Lorena are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lorena

The median gross income for households in Lorena is $53,125 a year, or $4,427 a month. The median rent for the city is $921 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lorena, a household making less than $3,070 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Lorena.

Area Median Income In Lorena

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 Lorena, the AMI is calculated from all households within McLennan County.

In Lorena, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,900

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 Lorena

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 Lorena

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lorena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,150 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $38,750 $41,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lorena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,900 $25,000 $28,150 $31,250 $33,750 $36,250 $38,750 $41,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lorena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000