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Affordable Housing In Milam County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Milam County

Buckholts Apartments

1000 S. 8th Street
Buckholts, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

125 Cordova Dr

125 Cordova Dr
Rockdale, Texas

Williams Trace Apartments

100 E 22nd St
Cameron, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Mccawley Oaks

1040 W Cameron Ave
Rockdale, Texas

North Village

1406 N Crockett Ave
Cameron, Texas

Cameron Apartments Ltd

400 N Columbus Ave
Cameron, Texas

Cameron Associates

1708 W 4th St
Cameron, Texas

Milam Senior Estates

1100 N Crockett Ave
Cameron, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Cameron Oaks Apts

3400 N Travis Ave
Cameron, Texas

Ha of Rockdale

855 Ackerman Street
Rockdale, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Milam County

Housing Authority Programs
Central Texas Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Milam County, Texas

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 470 affordable apartments for rent in Milam County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Milam County, Texas

Milam County features 354 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 Milam County, Texas

There are 116 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Milam County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Milam County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Milam County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Milam County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Milam County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Milam 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 $529 $581 $714 $1,001 $1,254
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $523 to $639 $643 to $785 $901 to $1,101 $1,129 to $1,379

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Milam County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 470
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 354
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $38,929 ±$3,148
Median Rent $652 ±$69
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.31% ± 8.81pp
Total Population 24,344

Population and Household Demographics

Milam County is a county in Texas with a population of 24,344. There are 9,346 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 34.19% of households in Milam County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Milam County

The median gross income for households in Milam County is $38,929 a year, or $3,244 a month. The median rent for the county is $652 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Milam County, a household making less than $2,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Milam County.

Area Median Income In Milam 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 Milam County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,100

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 Milam 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 Milam County

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

Cities In Milam County

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