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Affordable Housing In Taylor County
Texas

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Taylor County

Wind Chase Village Apartments

2400 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, Texas
$575-975
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Indian Run

3549 Cedar Run Road
Abilene, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Prairie Gardens Apartment Homes

2109 North 6th Street
Abilene, Texas
$326-783
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Anson Park Apartments I

2934 Old Anson Rd
Abilene, Texas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Anson Park Seniors

2249 Vogel St
Abilene, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Anson Park Apartments II

2934 Old Anson Rd
Abilene, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Residence at Autumn Sage

5801 Autumn Sage Ln
Abilene, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Carver Plaza

233 Washington Blvd
Abilene, Texas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Abilene North Apartments, Ltd

2411 N Willis St
Abilene, Texas
Subsidized

Pleasantville Apartments

732 N 1st
Merkel, Texas
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Taylor County

Housing Authority Programs
Abilene Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP); Public Housing Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Taylor County, Texas

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,039 affordable apartments for rent in Taylor County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Taylor County, Texas

Taylor County features 424 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 County, Texas

There are 1,359 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Taylor County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Taylor County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Taylor County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Taylor County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Taylor County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $777 and $949.

2020 Taylor County, 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 $631 $655 $863 $1,134 $1,464
Payment Standard Range $568 to $694 $590 to $721 $777 to $949 $1,021 to $1,247 $1,318 to $1,610

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Taylor County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 2,039
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 424
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $45,396 ±$1,528
Median Rent $778 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.31% ± 3.17pp
Total Population 134,435

Population and Household Demographics

Taylor County is a county in Texas with a population of 134,435. There are 49,476 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 39.97% of households in Taylor County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Taylor County

The median gross income for households in Taylor County is $45,396 a year, or $3,783 a month. The median rent for the county is $778 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Taylor County, a household making less than $2,593 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Taylor County.

Area Median Income In Taylor County

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.

In Taylor County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,800

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 Taylor County

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 County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450

Cities In Taylor County

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City Served By
Abilene The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Abilene is the Abilene Housing Authority.
Buffalo Gap The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buffalo Gap is the Abilene Housing Authority.
Impact The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Impact is the Abilene Housing Authority.
Lawn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawn is the Abilene Housing Authority.
Merkel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Merkel are the Housing Authority of Merkel and Abilene Housing Authority.
Potosi The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Potosi is the Abilene Housing Authority.
Trent The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trent is the Abilene Housing Authority.
Tuscola The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tuscola is the Abilene Housing Authority.
Tye The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tye is the Abilene Housing Authority.