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Affordable Housing In The Hills
Travis County, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve The Hills

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Travis County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in The Hills, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in The Hills, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in The Hills, Texas

The Hills 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 The Hills, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in The Hills.

Housing Choice Vouchers in The Hills, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay The Hills landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in The Hills.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in The Hills, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,291 and $1,577.

2021 The Hills, 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
The Hills, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,059 $1,212 $1,434 $1,848 $2,207
The Hills, Texas Payment Standard Range $953 to $1,165 $1,091 to $1,333 $1,291 to $1,577 $1,663 to $2,033 $1,986 to $2,428

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

The Hills, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 12.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $125,357 ±$23,319
Median Rent $1,940 ±$741
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.55% ± 33.99pp
Total Population 2,550

Population and Household Demographics

The Hills is a city in Travis County, Texas with a population of 2,550. There are 930 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 12.47% of households in The Hills are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in The Hills

The median gross income for households in The Hills is $125,357 a year, or $10,446 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,940 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In The Hills, a household making less than $6,467 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.55% of households who rent are overburdened in The Hills.

Area Median Income In The Hills

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 Hills, the AMI is calculated from all households within Travis County.

In The Hills, 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 The Hills

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 The Hills

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the The Hills 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 The Hills 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 The Hills 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