Affordable Housing In Travis County
170 Low Income Apartment Communities In Travis County
Housing Authorities that serve Travis County
|Housing Authority of Travis County||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Other Housing Authorities located in Travis County
|Housing Authority of the City of Austin||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)|
|Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Travis County, Texas
There are 170 low income housing apartment communities offering 22,614 affordable apartments for rent in Travis County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Travis County, Texas
Travis County features 4,409 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 Travis County, Texas
There are 17,929 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Travis County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Travis County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Travis County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Travis County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Travis County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,220 and $1,492.
2020 Travis County, 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||$988||$1,134||$1,356||$1,763||$2,128|
|Payment Standard Range||$889 to $1,087||$1,021 to $1,247||$1,220 to $1,492||$1,587 to $1,939||$1,915 to $2,341|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Travis County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||170|
|Total Low Income Apartments||22,614|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||4,409|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||48.29%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.36|
|Average Household Size||2.57|
|Median Household Income||$61,451 ±$591|
|Median Rent||$1,054 ±$7|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||47.89% ± 0.98pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Travis County is a County in Texas with a population of 1,121,645. There are 428,220 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 48.29% of households in Travis County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Travis County
The median gross income for households in Travis County is $61,451 a year, or $5,121 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,054 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Travis County, a household making less than $3,513 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Travis County.1
Area Median Income In Travis County
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.
In Travis County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,900
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 Travis County
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 Travis County HUD Rental Assistance in Travis County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$19,900||$22,750||$25,600||$28,400||$30,700||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$33,150||$37,850||$42,600||$47,300||$51,100||$54,900||$58,700||$62,450|
|80% of Median||$52,850||$60,400||$67,950||$75,500||$81,550||$87,600||$93,650||$99,700|
Cities In Travis County
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|Austin||147||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Austin is the Housing Authority of the City of Austin.|
|Cedar Park||6||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Park is the Housing Authority of Travis County.|
|Round Rock||8||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Round Rock are the Round Rock Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Travis County.|
|Pflugerville||5||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pflugerville is the Housing Authority of Travis County.|
|Leander||4||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leander is the Housing Authority of Travis County.|
|Bee Cave||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bee Cave is the Housing Authority of Travis County.|
|West Lake Hills||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Lake Hills is the Housing Authority of Travis County.|