Affordable Housing In Stafford
Fort Bend County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stafford

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3001 Dove Country Dr
Stafford, Texas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Stafford, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 246 affordable apartments for rent in Stafford, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Stafford, Texas

Stafford 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 Stafford, Texas

There are 246 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stafford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Stafford, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stafford, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,087 and $1,329.

2022 Stafford, 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
Stafford, Texas Fair Market Rent $944 $1,014 $1,208 $1,603 $2,058
Stafford, Texas Payment Standard Range $850 to $1,038 $913 to $1,115 $1,087 to $1,329 $1,443 to $1,763 $1,852 to $2,264

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Stafford, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 246
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $60,423 ±$3,952
Median Rent $1,121 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.46% ± 9.1pp
Total Population 18,097

Population and Household Demographics

Stafford is a city in Fort Bend County, Texas with a population of 18,097. There are 6,805 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 54.3% of households in Stafford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stafford

The median gross income for households in Stafford is $60,423 a year, or $5,035 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,121 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stafford, a household making less than $3,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Stafford.

Area Median Income In Stafford

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 Stafford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fort Bend County.

In Stafford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,100

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 Stafford

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 Stafford

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Stafford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,650 $21,300 $23,950 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Stafford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,450 $39,900 $44,300 $47,850 $51,400 $54,950 $58,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Stafford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,600 $56,700 $63,800 $70,850 $76,550 $82,200 $87,900 $93,550