Affordable Housing In Runnels County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Runnels County

Pecan Pk Riverside

1401 N 13th St
Ballinger, TX

Neely Apartments

300 E Broadway St
Winters, TX

Golden Acres Blizzard Square Apartments

207 N Murray St
Winters, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Runnels County

Housing Authority Programs
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)

Other Housing Authorities located in Runnels County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Ballinger Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Winters Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Runnels County, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 156 affordable apartments for rent in Runnels County, Texas. Runnels County features 156 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 Runnels County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Runnels County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 156
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 156
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $41,526 ±$3,777
Median Rent $528 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.36% ± 9.1pp
Total Population 10,445

Population and Household Demographics

Runnels County is a County in Texas with a population of 10,445. There are 3,703 households in the county with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 24.01% of households in Runnels County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Runnels County

The median gross income for households in Runnels County is $41,526 a year, or $3,461 a month. The median rent for the county is $528 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Runnels County, a household making less than $1,760 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Runnels County.1

Area Median Income In Runnels 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 Runnels County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,700

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 Runnels 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 Runnels County HUD Rental Assistance in Runnels County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000

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 Runnels County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

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 Runnels County is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 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% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in Runnels 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$529 $542 $714 $890 $967

Cities In Runnels County

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City Listings Served By
Winters 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Winters are the Housing Authority of the City of Winters and Abilene Housing Authority.
Ballinger 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ballinger is the Abilene Housing Authority.
Miles 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Miles is the Abilene Housing Authority.