Affordable Housing In Richland Hills
Tarrant County, Texas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Richland Hills, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Richland Hills, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Richland Hills, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Richland Hills, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Richland Hills, Texas

Richland Hills features 0 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 Richland Hills, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Richland Hills.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Richland Hills, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Richland Hills landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Richland Hills.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Richland Hills, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,142 and $1,396.

2022 Richland Hills, 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
Richland Hills, Texas Fair Market Rent $939 $1,064 $1,269 $1,685 $2,098
Richland Hills, Texas Payment Standard Range $845 to $1,033 $958 to $1,170 $1,142 to $1,396 $1,517 to $1,854 $1,888 to $2,308

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Richland Hills, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.32%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $50,126 ±$4,163
Median Rent $876 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.31% ± 12.88pp
Total Population 7,992

Population and Household Demographics

Richland Hills is a city in Tarrant County, Texas with a population of 7,992. There are 3,140 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 35.32% of households in Richland Hills are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Richland Hills

The median gross income for households in Richland Hills is $50,126 a year, or $4,177 a month. The median rent for the city is $876 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Richland Hills, a household making less than $2,920 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Richland Hills.

Area Median Income In Richland Hills

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 Richland Hills, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tarrant County.

In Richland Hills, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,800

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 Richland Hills

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 Richland Hills

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Richland Hills AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,000 $19,400 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Richland Hills AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,300 $32,350 $36,400 $40,400 $43,650 $46,900 $50,100 $53,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Richland Hills AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,300 $51,750 $58,200 $64,650 $69,850 $75,000 $80,200 $85,350