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Affordable Housing In Temple
Bell County, Texas

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Temple

Pecan Pointe Apartments

463 Westfield Blvd
Temple, Texas
$820-1,204
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Canyon Creek Townhomes

1476 Canyon Creek Drive
Temple, Texas
Subsidized

Wayman Manor Apartments

1811 E Avenue K
Temple, Texas
Subsidized

Golden Haven Apartments

505 N 2nd St
Temple, Texas
Subsidized

Country Lane Seniors - Temple Community

2916 Country Lane Dr
Temple, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Village at Meadowbend Apartments II

2787 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Temple, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Jmh Cv Wb Fam

711 W Calhoun Ave
Temple, Texas

Frances Graham Hall

100 N 7th St
Temple, Texas

The Kyle Building

111 N Main St
Temple, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Al Rat Wb Elderly

511 W Avenue V
Temple, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Temple

Housing Authority Programs
Temple Housing Authority Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Moderate Rehabilitation; Section 8 New Construction
Central Texas Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Temple, Texas

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,285 affordable apartments for rent in Temple, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Temple, Texas

Temple features 786 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 Temple, Texas

There are 499 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Temple.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Temple, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Temple landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Temple.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Temple, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $707 and $864.

2020 Temple, 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 $607 $611 $785 $1,132 $1,378
Payment Standard Range $546 to $668 $550 to $672 $707 to $864 $1,019 to $1,245 $1,240 to $1,516

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Temple, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,285
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 786
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.6%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $47,475 ±$1,805
Median Rent $804 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.9% ± 3.44pp
Total Population 69,938

Population and Household Demographics

Temple is a city in Bell County, Texas with a population of 69,938. There are 25,204 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 44.6% of households in Temple are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Temple

The median gross income for households in Temple is $47,475 a year, or $3,956 a month. The median rent for the city is $804 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Temple, a household making less than $2,680 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Temple.

Area Median Income In Temple

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 Temple, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bell County.

In Temple, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Temple

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 Temple

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,450 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,200
50% of Median $22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
80% of Median $35,800 $40,900 $46,000 $51,100 $55,200 $59,300 $63,400 $67,500