Affordable Housing In Terrell
Kaufman County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Terrell

Meadowview Townhomes

151 Meadowview Ct
Terrell, Texas

Terrell Senior Terraces

260 British Flying School Blvd
Terrell, Texas

Heather Lane Apartments

100 Heather Lane Cir
Terrell, Texas

Washington Heights

1001 Mineral Wells St
Terrell, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Terrell

Housing Authority Programs
Terrell Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Dallas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Terrell, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 627 affordable apartments for rent in Terrell, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Terrell, Texas

Terrell 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 Terrell, Texas

There are 627 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Terrell.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Terrell, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Terrell landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Terrell.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Terrell, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,217 and $1,487.

2021 Terrell, 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
Terrell, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,029 $1,134 $1,352 $1,746 $2,309
Terrell, Texas Payment Standard Range $926 to $1,132 $1,021 to $1,247 $1,217 to $1,487 $1,571 to $1,921 $2,078 to $2,540

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Terrell, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 627
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $38,055 ±$3,242
Median Rent $847 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52% ± 8.6pp
Total Population 16,355

Population and Household Demographics

Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas with a population of 16,355. There are 5,557 households in the city with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 48.14% of households in Terrell are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Terrell

The median gross income for households in Terrell is $38,055 a year, or $3,171 a month. The median rent for the city is $847 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Terrell, a household making less than $2,823 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52% of households who rent are overburdened in Terrell.

Area Median Income In Terrell

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 Terrell, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kaufman County.

In Terrell, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,000

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 Terrell

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 Terrell

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Terrell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,700 $21,400 $24,050 $26,700 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Terrell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,150 $35,600 $40,050 $44,500 $48,100 $51,650 $55,200 $58,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Terrell AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,850 $57,000 $64,100 $71,200 $76,900 $82,600 $88,300 $94,000