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Affordable Housing In Sugar Land
Fort Bend County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sugar Land

Provision at Four Corners

15014 Old Richmond Rd
Sugar Land, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Gala at Four Corners

15010 Old Richmond Rd
Sugar Land, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
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Housing Authorities that serve Sugar Land

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sugar Land, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 222 affordable apartments for rent in Sugar Land, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Sugar Land, Texas

Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land, Texas

There are 222 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sugar Land.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sugar Land, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sugar Land, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $986 and $1,206.

2020 Sugar Land, 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 $826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878
Payment Standard Range $743 to $909 $817 to $999 $986 to $1,206 $1,337 to $1,634 $1,690 to $2,066

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sugar Land, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 222
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 3.02
Median Household Income $104,939 ±$4,029
Median Rent $1,512 ±$89
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.75% ± 5.06pp
Total Population 84,268

Population and Household Demographics

Sugar Land is a city in Fort Bend County, Texas with a population of 84,268. There are 27,587 households in the city with an average household size of 3.02 persons. 17.82% of households in Sugar Land are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sugar Land

The median gross income for households in Sugar Land is $104,939 a year, or $8,745 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,512 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sugar Land, a household making less than $5,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Sugar Land.

Area Median Income In Sugar Land

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

In Sugar Land, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,800

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 Sugar Land

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 Sugar Land

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,600 $18,950 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,600 $31,550 $35,500 $39,400 $42,600 $45,750 $48,900 $52,050
80% of Median $44,150 $50,450 $56,750 $63,050 $68,100 $73,150 $78,200 $83,250