Affordable Housing In Rising Star
Eastland County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rising Star

108 W Mills St

108 W Mills St
Rising Star, Texas

602 Parker St

602 Parker St
Rising Star, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Rising Star, 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 Rising Star, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Rising Star Public Housing
Abilene Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP); Public Housing Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rising Star, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 34 affordable apartments for rent in Rising Star, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Rising Star, Texas

Rising Star features 34 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 Rising Star, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rising Star, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rising Star landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Rising Star.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rising Star, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Rising Star, 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
Rising Star, Texas Fair Market Rent $503 $664 $757 $936 $1,027
Rising Star, Texas Payment Standard Range $453 to $553 $598 to $730 $681 to $833 $842 to $1,030 $924 to $1,130

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rising Star, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 34
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 34
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 3.34
Median Household Income $31,776 ±$7,419
Median Rent $450 ±$294
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.58% ± 16.63pp
Total Population 1,047

Population and Household Demographics

Rising Star is a city in Eastland County, Texas with a population of 1,047. There are 303 households in the city with an average household size of 3.34 persons. 20.46% of households in Rising Star are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rising Star

The median gross income for households in Rising Star is $31,776 a year, or $2,648 a month. The median rent for the city is $450 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rising Star, a household making less than $1,500 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Rising Star.

Area Median Income In Rising Star

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 Rising Star, the AMI is calculated from all households within Eastland County.

In Rising Star, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,500

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 Rising Star

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 Rising Star

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rising Star AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rising Star AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,450 $32,900 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rising Star AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,100 $39,000 $43,850 $48,700 $52,600 $56,500 $60,400 $64,300