Affordable Housing In McLennan County
27 Low Income Apartment Communities In McLennan County
Housing Authorities that serve McLennan County
|Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in McLennan County, Texas
There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,326 affordable apartments for rent in McLennan County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in McLennan County, Texas
McLennan County features 2,100 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 McLennan County, Texas
There are 1,226 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in McLennan County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in McLennan County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay McLennan County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in McLennan County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in McLennan County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $841 and $1,027.
2021 McLennan 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|
|McLennan County, Texas Fair Market Rent||$686||$721||$934||$1,252||$1,398|
|McLennan County, Texas Payment Standard Range||$617 to $755||$649 to $793||$841 to $1,027||$1,127 to $1,377||$1,258 to $1,538|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
McLennan County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||27|
|Total Low Income Apartments||3,326|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||2,100|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||41.4%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.52|
|Average Household Size||2.68|
|Median Household Income||$42,687 ±$1,183|
|Median Rent||$765 ±$16|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||49.02% ± 2.35pp|
Population and Household Demographics
McLennan County is a county in Texas with a population of 241,505. There are 86,769 households in the county with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 41.4% of households in McLennan County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in McLennan County
The median gross income for households in McLennan County is $42,687 a year, or $3,557 a month. The median rent for the county is $765 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In McLennan County, a household making less than $2,550 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.02% of households who rent are overburdened in McLennan County.
Area Median Income In McLennan 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 McLennan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,900
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 McLennan 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 McLennan County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the McLennan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the McLennan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the McLennan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In McLennan County
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