Affordable Housing In Robertson County
Texas

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Robertson County

Columbus Village

830 S Riley St
Hearne, TX
Subsidized

410 Wheelock St

410 Wheelock St
Franklin, TX

Mc Henry, Tyler, Ramby Vill

809 W Davis St
Hearne, TX

600 S Main St

600 S Main St
Bremond, TX

Calvert Arms Apartments

Mesquite At Mitchell St
Calvert, TX
HCV Welcome

Rose Marie Arms

101 Rose Marie Blvd
Hearne, TX
Subsidized
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 354 affordable apartments for rent in Robertson County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 330 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Robertson County, HUD housing programs support 100 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 24 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Robertson County

Housing Authority Programs
Brazos Valley Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Robertson County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Hearne Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Calvert Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Franklin Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Bremond Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Robertson County, Texas

Robertson County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 354
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 330
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Total Population 16,532
Housing Units 6,065
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $46,501 ±$3,900
Median Rent $605 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.26% ± 7.99pp

Population and Household Demographics

Robertson County is a County in Texas with a population of 16,532. There are 6,065 households in the county with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 28.85% of households in Robertson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Robertson County

The median gross income for households in Robertson County is $46,501 a year, or $3,875 a month. The median rent for the county is $605 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Robertson County, a household making less than $2,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Robertson County.1

Area Median Income In Robertson 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 Robertson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,500

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 Robertson 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 Robertson County HUD Rental Assistance in Robertson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,400 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,000 $27,400 $30,850 $34,250 $37,000 $39,750 $42,500 $45,250
80% of Median $38,400 $43,850 $49,350 $54,800 $59,200 $63,600 $68,000 $72,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Robertson County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1994 to 1994, 1 low income apartment communities containing 24 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Robertson County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Robertson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,000 $27,400 $30,850 $34,250 $37,000 $39,750 $42,500 $45,250
60% of Median $28,800 $32,880 $37,020 $41,100 $44,400 $47,700 $51,000 $54,300

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 Robertson County is $37,020 a year, or $3,085 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,085 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $926 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% $600 $643 $771 $891 $994 $1,097
60% $720 $771 $926 $1,069 $1,193 $1,316
Fair Market Rents in Robertson County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$660 $767 $911 $1,317 $1,600

Cities In Robertson County

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City Listings Served By
Hearne 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hearne are the Housing Authority of the City of Hearne and Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Calvert 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Calvert are the Housing Authority of the City of Calvert and Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Bremond 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bremond are the Housing Authority of the City of Bremond and Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Franklin 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Franklin are the Housing Authority of the City of Franklin and Brazos Valley Council of Governments.