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Affordable Housing In McLennan County
Texas

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In McLennan County

Cottages of Oak Springs

1900 Woodgate Dr
Woodway, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accessible

The Reserve at Dry Creek

701 N Old Temple Rd
Hewitt, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Barron's Branch

817 Colcord Avenue
Waco, Texas
$297-950
1-3 BR

Golden Trails

Golden Trails
West, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Trendwood Apartments

1700 Dallas Circle
Waco, Texas
Subsidized

University Apartments - Waco

2900 Primrose Dr
Waco, Texas
Subsidized

Tanglewood Apartments Company

4500 N 19th St
Waco, Texas
Subsidized

Catherine Booth Gardens

2001 Stewart Dr
Waco, Texas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Dripping Springs Senior Village

2405 J J Flewellen Rd
Waco, Texas

Robinson Garden Apartments

2724 Robinson Dr
Waco, Texas
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve McLennan County

Housing Authority Programs
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 $810 and $990.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $649 $692 $900 $1,216 $1,393
Payment Standard Range $584 to $714 $623 to $761 $810 to $990 $1,094 to $1,338 $1,254 to $1,532

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
Total Population 241,505

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 $65,700

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,400
50% of Median $23,000 $26,300 $29,600 $32,850 $35,500 $38,150 $40,750 $43,400
80% of Median $36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400

Cities In McLennan County

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City Served By
Bellmead The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bellmead are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Beverly Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Beverly Hills are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
China Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve China Spring are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Crawford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crawford are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Gholson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gholson are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Hallsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hallsburg are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Hewitt The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hewitt are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Lacy Lakeview The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lacy Lakeview are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Lacy-Lakeview The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lacy-Lakeview are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Leroy The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leroy are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Lorena The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lorena are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Mart The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mart are the Mart Housing Authority, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Moody The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Moody are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Riesel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riesel are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Robinson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Robinson are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Ross The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ross are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Waco The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waco are the Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
West The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.
Woodway The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodway are the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.