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Affordable Housing In Mason County
Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mason County

Silverleaf at Mason

1161 Austin St
Mason, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Mason Housing

511 Merrill St
Mason, Texas
Subsidized
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Mason County, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 73 affordable apartments for rent in Mason County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Mason County, Texas

Mason County features 24 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 Mason County, Texas

There are 49 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mason County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mason County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mason County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $791 and $967.

2020 Mason County, 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 $660 $699 $879 $1,229 $1,354
Payment Standard Range $594 to $726 $629 to $769 $791 to $967 $1,106 to $1,352 $1,219 to $1,489

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mason County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 73
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.35%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $37,654 ±$2,989
Median Rent $746 ±$116
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.62% ± 15.75pp
Total Population 4,066

Population and Household Demographics

Mason County is a county in Texas with a population of 4,066. There are 1,714 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 21.35% of households in Mason County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mason County

The median gross income for households in Mason County is $37,654 a year, or $3,138 a month. The median rent for the county is $746 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mason County, a household making less than $2,487 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Mason County.

Area Median Income In Mason County

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.

In Mason County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,100

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 Mason County

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 Mason County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,300 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,150 $41,650
50% of Median $22,100 $25,250 $28,400 $31,550 $34,100 $36,600 $39,150 $41,650
80% of Median $35,350 $40,400 $45,450 $50,500 $54,550 $58,600 $62,650 $66,700

Cities In Mason County

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City Served By
Mason The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mason is the Housing Authority of Mason.