Affordable Housing In Mansfield
Ellis County, Texas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mansfield

Bethlehem's Pioneer Place

1197 W. Broad Street
Mansfield, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Mansfield Plaza Apartments

413 S Main St
Mansfield, Texas
Subsidized

Cedar Point Townhomes

1751 Towne Crossing Blvd
Mansfield, Texas

Mansfield Retirement Ltd

511 S Main St
Mansfield, Texas

Pecan Bend Apts

501 Kingsway Drive
Mansfield, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mansfield, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Mansfield, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mansfield, Texas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 447 affordable apartments for rent in Mansfield, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Mansfield, Texas

Mansfield features 84 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 Mansfield, Texas

There are 363 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mansfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mansfield, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mansfield landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Mansfield.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mansfield, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,226 and $1,498.

2022 Mansfield, 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
Mansfield, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,076 $1,150 $1,362 $1,736 $2,280
Mansfield, Texas Payment Standard Range $968 to $1,184 $1,035 to $1,265 $1,226 to $1,498 $1,562 to $1,910 $2,052 to $2,508

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mansfield, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 447
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 84
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.

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 $97,400

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Mansfield

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mansfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,450 $23,400 $26,300 $29,200 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mansfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,100 $39,000 $43,850 $48,700 $52,600 $56,500 $60,400 $64,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mansfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,550 $62,350 $70,150 $77,900 $84,150 $90,400 $96,600 $102,850