Affordable Housing In Louise
Wharton County, Texas

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Louise where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 0 affordable apartments in Louise that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Louise, Texas

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Louise. Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Louise.

Affordable Housing Near Louise

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In El Campo, TX Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in El Campo.
Affordable Housing In Wharton, TX Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Wharton.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Louise, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Louise.

Louise, Texas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Louise, Texas

Louise features 0 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 Louise, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Louise.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Louise, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Louise, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $786 and $960.

2023 Louise, 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
Louise, Texas Fair Market Rent $658 $713 $873 $1,241 $1,439
Louise, Texas Payment Standard Range $592 to $724 $642 to $784 $786 to $960 $1,117 to $1,365 $1,295 to $1,583

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Louise, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.17%
Average Renter Household Size 1.74
Average Household Size 2.19
Median Household Income $41,250 ±$18,208
Median Rent $690 ±$192
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.45% ± 60.86pp
Total Population 599

Population and Household Demographics

Louise is a city in Wharton County, Texas with a population of 599. There are 274 households in the city with an average household size of 2.19 persons. 21.17% of households in Louise are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Louise

The median gross income for households in Louise is $41,250 a year, or $3,438 a month. The median rent for the city is $690 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Louise, a household making less than $2,300 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Louise.

Area Median Income In Louise

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 Louise, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wharton County.

In Louise, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,300

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 Louise

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 Louise

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Louise AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,500 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $45,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Louise AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,100 $27,550 $31,000 $34,400 $37,200 $39,950 $42,700 $45,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Louise AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,550 $44,050 $49,550 $55,050 $59,500 $63,900 $68,300 $72,700