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Affordable Housing In Smiley
Gonzales County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Smiley

401 Billings St

401 Billings St
Smiley, Texas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Smiley, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 17 affordable apartments for rent in Smiley, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Smiley, Texas

Smiley features 17 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 Smiley, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Smiley, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Smiley, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Smiley, 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
Fair Market Rent $541 $545 $714 $1,022 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $487 to $595 $491 to $600 $643 to $785 $920 to $1,124 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Smiley, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 17
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 17
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.85
Average Household Size 3.32
Median Household Income $36,875 ±$9,680
Median Rent $753 ±$330
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.33% ± 22.33pp
Total Population 578

Population and Household Demographics

Smiley is a city in Gonzales County, Texas with a population of 578. There are 174 households in the city with an average household size of 3.32 persons. 43.1% of households in Smiley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Smiley

The median gross income for households in Smiley is $36,875 a year, or $3,073 a month. The median rent for the city is $753 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Smiley, a household making less than $2,510 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Smiley.

Area Median Income In Smiley

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 Smiley, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gonzales County.

In Smiley, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,000

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 Smiley

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 Smiley

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,050 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,450 $40,950
50% of Median $21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $31,000 $33,500 $36,000 $38,450 $40,950
80% of Median $34,750 $39,700 $44,650 $49,600 $53,600 $57,550 $61,550 $65,500