Affordable Housing In The Colony
Denton County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In The Colony

Evergreen at Morningstar

6245 Morning Star Dr
The Colony, TX
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Guide To Affordable Housing in The Colony, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 145 affordable apartments for rent in The Colony, Texas. The Colony features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 145 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in The Colony.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

The Colony, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 145
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $71,488 ±$4,873
Median Rent $1,170 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.68% ± 7.69pp
Total Population 39,736

Population and Household Demographics

The Colony is a City in Denton County, Texas with a population of 39,736. There are 14,626 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 38.56% of households in The Colony are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in The Colony

The median gross income for households in The Colony is $71,488 a year, or $5,957 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,170 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In The Colony, a household making less than $3,900 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.68% of households who rent are overburdened in The Colony.1

Area Median Income In The Colony

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 The Colony, the AMI is calculated from all households within Denton County.

In The Colony, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,100

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 The Colony

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 The Colony HUD Rental Assistance in The Colony

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,500 $20,000 $22,500 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
80% of Median $46,550 $53,200 $59,850 $66,500 $71,850 $77,150 $82,500 $87,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in The Colony

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2010 to 2010, 1 low income apartment communities containing 145 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in The Colony by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in The Colony

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $29,100 $33,250 $37,400 $41,550 $44,900 $48,200 $51,550 $54,850
60% of Median $34,920 $39,900 $44,880 $49,860 $53,880 $57,840 $61,860 $65,820

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in The Colony is $44,880 a year, or $3,740 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,740 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,122 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $728 $779 $935 $1,081 $1,205 $1,330
60% $873 $935 $1,122 $1,297 $1,446 $1,596
Fair Market Rents in The Colony

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$957 $1,093 $1,314 $1,727 $2,262