Affordable Housing In Mansfield
Ellis County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mansfield

Bethlehem's Pioneer Place

1197 W. Broad Street
Mansfield, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Mansfield Plaza Apartments

413 S Main St
Mansfield, TX
Subsidized

Cedar Point Townhomes

1751 Towne Crossing Blvd
Mansfield, TX
HCV Welcome

Mansfield Retirement Ltd

511 S Main St
Mansfield, TX
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Mansfield

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mansfield, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 415 affordable apartments for rent in Mansfield, Texas. Mansfield features 52 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 363 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mansfield.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mansfield, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 415
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 52
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 3.01
Median Household Income $90,089 ±$5,511
Median Rent $1,184 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.39% ± 6.37pp
Total Population 61,559

Population and Household Demographics

Mansfield is a City in Ellis County, Texas with a population of 61,559. There are 20,336 households in the city with an average household size of 3.01 persons. 21.25% of households in Mansfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mansfield

The median gross income for households in Mansfield is $90,089 a year, or $7,507 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,184 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mansfield, a household making less than $3,947 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Mansfield.1

Area Median Income In Mansfield

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 Mansfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ellis County.

In Mansfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,100

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 Mansfield

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 Mansfield HUD Rental Assistance in Mansfield

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,500 $20,000 $22,500 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
80% of Median $46,550 $53,200 $59,850 $66,500 $71,850 $77,150 $82,500 $87,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Mansfield

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

From 1990 to 2003, 3 low income apartment communities containing 280 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Mansfield 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 Mansfield

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
60% of Median $34,920 $39,900 $44,880 $49,860 $53,880 $57,840 $61,860 $65,820

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 Mansfield is $44,880 a year, or $3,740 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,740 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,122 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% $728 $779 $935 $1,081 $1,205 $1,330
60% $873 $935 $1,122 $1,297 $1,446 $1,596
Fair Market Rents in Mansfield

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
$957 $1,093 $1,314 $1,727 $2,262