Affordable Housing In Taylor
Williamson County, Texas

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Taylor

Main Street Commons

3700 N Main St
Taylor, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Taylor Square Apts

1005 Cottonbowl Dr
Taylor, Texas
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1-2 BR

Burnett Place Apartments

405 Sloan St
Taylor, Texas

Mary Olson Apartments

203B E 7th St
Taylor, Texas

The Gardens of Taylor

319 Sloan St
Taylor, Texas

Stepping Stone Apartments

2501 Davis St
Taylor, Texas

Avery Apartments

202 E Rio Grande St
Taylor, Texas

Grace Place Apts

301 Grace Ln
Taylor, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Taylor, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Taylor, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Taylor Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Taylor, Texas

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 437 affordable apartments for rent in Taylor, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Taylor, Texas

Taylor features 158 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 Taylor, Texas

There are 279 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Taylor.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Taylor, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Taylor landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Taylor.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Taylor, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,306 and $1,596.

2022 Taylor, 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
Taylor, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,092 $1,236 $1,451 $1,867 $2,194
Taylor, Texas Payment Standard Range $983 to $1,201 $1,112 to $1,360 $1,306 to $1,596 $1,680 to $2,054 $1,975 to $2,413

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Taylor, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 437
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 158
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.90
Average Household Size 2.90
Median Household Income $42,793 ±$4,118
Median Rent $831 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.13% ± 7.59pp
Total Population 16,276

Population and Household Demographics

Taylor is a city in Williamson County, Texas with a population of 16,276. There are 5,457 households in the city with an average household size of 2.90 persons. 40.96% of households in Taylor are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Taylor

The median gross income for households in Taylor is $42,793 a year, or $3,566 a month. The median rent for the city is $831 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Taylor, a household making less than $2,770 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Taylor.

Area Median Income In Taylor

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 Taylor, the AMI is calculated from all households within Williamson County.

In Taylor, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,900

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 Taylor

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 Taylor

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Taylor AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,800 $23,750 $26,700 $29,650 $32,050 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Taylor AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,650 $39,600 $44,550 $49,450 $53,450 $57,400 $61,350 $65,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Taylor AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,400 $63,300 $71,200 $79,100 $85,450 $91,800 $98,100 $104,450