Affordable Housing In Stephenville
Erath County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stephenville

Stephenville Crossing

1300 W Hyman St
Stephenville, TX
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Bunker Hill Senior Village

1801 W. Lingleville Road
Stephenville, TX
HCV Welcome

Riverwalk Townhomes

1001 E Washington St
Stephenville, TX
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Stephenville

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stephenville, Texas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 206 affordable apartments for rent in Stephenville, Texas. Stephenville features 86 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 120 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stephenville.

Stephenville, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 206
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 86
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $37,825 ±$5,739
Median Rent $720 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.08% ± 7.56pp
Total Population 19,074

Population and Household Demographics

Stephenville is a City in Erath County, Texas with a population of 19,074. There are 6,708 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 57.35% of households in Stephenville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stephenville

The median gross income for households in Stephenville is $37,825 a year, or $3,152 a month. The median rent for the city is $720 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stephenville, a household making less than $2,400 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Stephenville.1

Area Median Income In Stephenville

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 Stephenville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Erath County.

In Stephenville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,400

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 Stephenville

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 Stephenville HUD Rental Assistance in Stephenville

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Stephenville

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

From 2003 to 2004, 2 low income apartment communities containing 120 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Stephenville 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 Stephenville

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 Stephenville 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 Stephenville

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
$650 $654 $790 $1,066 $1,070