Affordable Housing In Porter
Montgomery County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Porter

Porter Square Ltd

24183 Ford Rd
Porter, TX

Ford Road Apartments

Hickory Dr
Porter, TX
Accepts Vouchers

Porter Plaza, Ltd

23473 Partners Way
Porter, TX
Accepts Vouchers

Montgomery Pines Apartments

23461 Highway 59
Porter, TX
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Porter

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Montgomery County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Porter, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 378 affordable apartments for rent in Porter, Texas. Porter features 48 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 330 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Porter.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Porter, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 378
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 11.42%
Average Renter Household Size 3.29
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $756 ±$66
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.38% ± 68.48pp
Total Population 1,619

Population and Household Demographics

Porter is a City in Montgomery County, Texas with a population of 1,619. There are 604 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 11.42% of households in Porter are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Porter

The median gross income for households in Porter is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $756 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Porter, a household making less than $2,520 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Porter.1

Area Median Income In Porter

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 Porter, the AMI is calculated from all households within Montgomery County.

In Porter, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Porter

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 Porter HUD Rental Assistance in Porter

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Fair Market Rents in Porter

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
$826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878