Affordable Housing In Nixon
Gonzales County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Nixon

4th Street Homes

700 W Holmes St
Nixon, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Nixon

Housing Authority Programs
Nixon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Nixon, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 34 affordable apartments for rent in Nixon, Texas. Nixon features 34 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Nixon.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Nixon, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 34
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 34
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.54%
Average Renter Household Size 3.57
Average Household Size 3.56
Median Household Income $35,833 ±$6,895
Median Rent $575 ±$224
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.63% ± 19.04pp
Total Population 2,529

Population and Household Demographics

Nixon is a City in Gonzales County, Texas with a population of 2,529. There are 710 households in the city with an average household size of 3.56 persons. 32.54% of households in Nixon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Nixon

The median gross income for households in Nixon is $35,833 a year, or $2,986 a month. The median rent for the city is $575 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Nixon, a household making less than $1,917 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Nixon.1

Area Median Income In Nixon

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 Nixon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gonzales County.

In Nixon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Nixon

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 Nixon HUD Rental Assistance in Nixon

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,000 $39,350
50% of Median $20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
80% of Median $33,400 $38,200 $42,950 $47,700 $51,550 $55,350 $59,150 $63,000

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Nixon

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
60% of Median $25,080 $28,620 $32,220 $35,760 $38,640 $41,520 $44,400 $47,220

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Nixon is $32,220 a year, or $2,685 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,685 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $806 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $523 $559 $671 $775 $865 $954
60% $627 $671 $806 $930 $1,038 $1,145
Fair Market Rents in Nixon

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$541 $545 $714 $1,022 $1,074