Affordable Housing In Tomball
Harris County, Texas

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tomball

Retreat at Westlock

24055 TX-249
Tomball, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Village Apartments

517 School Street
Tomball, Texas
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Tomball Square

611 James St
Tomball, Texas

Tomball Pines Apartments

525 School St
Tomball, Texas
Disabled Supportive Housing

Reach Unlimited I, Inc

14119 Limerick Ln
Tomball, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Midtown Apartments II

750 Carrell St
Tomball, Texas

White River Apartments

12335 White River Dr
Tomball, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Midtowne Apartments

820 Carrell St
Tomball, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Tomball, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Tomball, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Harris County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Harris County-Other Dhap Only Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tomball, Texas

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 371 affordable apartments for rent in Tomball, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Tomball, Texas

Tomball features 207 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 Tomball, Texas

There are 164 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tomball.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tomball, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tomball landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Tomball.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tomball, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,087 and $1,329.

2022 Tomball, 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
Tomball, Texas Fair Market Rent $944 $1,014 $1,208 $1,603 $2,058
Tomball, Texas Payment Standard Range $850 to $1,038 $913 to $1,115 $1,087 to $1,329 $1,443 to $1,763 $1,852 to $2,264

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tomball, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 371
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 207
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $44,086 ±$5,774
Median Rent $934 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.86% ± 9.09pp
Total Population 11,186

Population and Household Demographics

Tomball is a city in Harris County, Texas with a population of 11,186. There are 4,077 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 56.07% of households in Tomball are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tomball

The median gross income for households in Tomball is $44,086 a year, or $3,674 a month. The median rent for the city is $934 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tomball, a household making less than $3,113 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Tomball.

Area Median Income In Tomball

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 Tomball, the AMI is calculated from all households within Harris County.

In Tomball, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,100

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 Tomball

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 Tomball

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tomball AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,650 $21,300 $23,950 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tomball AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,450 $39,900 $44,300 $47,850 $51,400 $54,950 $58,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tomball AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,600 $56,700 $63,800 $70,850 $76,550 $82,200 $87,900 $93,550