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Affordable Housing In Marlin
Falls County, Texas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marlin

Plantation Arms Ltd

1421 McClanahan Rd
Marlin, Texas

Marlin Square Ltd

502 San Antonio St
Marlin, Texas

Plantation Manor Ltd

1423 McClanahan Rd
Marlin, Texas

Plantation Arms

Robert E Lee Dr
Marlin, Texas

Marlin Square Apartments

501 San Antonio St
Marlin, Texas

204 Hays St

204 Hays St
Marlin, Texas

Retirement Acres Ltd

1139 McClanahan Rd
Marlin, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Marlin

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marlin, Texas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 356 affordable apartments for rent in Marlin, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Marlin, Texas

Marlin features 258 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 Marlin, Texas

There are 98 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marlin.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Marlin, Texas

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

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

2021 Marlin, 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 $540 $595 $734 $1,033 $1,271
Payment Standard Range $486 to $594 $536 to $655 $661 to $807 $930 to $1,136 $1,144 to $1,398

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Marlin, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 356
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 258
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.91
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $26,370 ±$2,923
Median Rent $540 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.81% ± 10.86pp
Total Population 5,804

Population and Household Demographics

Marlin is a city in Falls County, Texas with a population of 5,804. There are 2,020 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 42.43% of households in Marlin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marlin

The median gross income for households in Marlin is $26,370 a year, or $2,198 a month. The median rent for the city is $540 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marlin, a household making less than $1,800 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Marlin.

Area Median Income In Marlin

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 Marlin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Falls County.

In Marlin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,700

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 Marlin

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 Marlin

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