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Affordable Housing In Travis County
Texas

169 Low Income Apartment Communities In Travis County

Greentree Apartments

6103 Manor Rd
Austin, Texas

Woodway Square

1700 Teri Rd
Austin, Texas

Leander Station Senior Village

11450 Old 2243 W
Leander, Texas

Duplex at 3905 Chase Circle

3905 Chase Cir
Austin, Texas

Texas

916 Walker St
Austin, Texas

Heritage Point

1950 Webberville Rd
Austin, Texas

Spring Valley Townhomes

2402 E William Cannon Dr
Austin, Texas

Springhollow Apartments

4803 Loyola Ln
Austin, Texas

The Heights on Congress

2703 S Congress Ave
Austin, Texas

Arrowhead Park Apartments

605 Masterson Pass
Austin, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Travis County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Travis County, Texas

There are 169 low income housing apartment communities offering 22,004 affordable apartments for rent in Travis County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Travis County, Texas

Travis County features 4,411 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 16,998 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 169
Total Low Income Apartments 22,004
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,411
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
Total Population 1,121,645

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.

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 $97,600

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 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 $20,550 $23,450 $26,400 $29,300 $31,650 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $34,200 $39,050 $43,950 $48,800 $52,750 $56,650 $60,550 $64,450
80% of Median $54,700 $62,500 $70,300 $78,100 $84,350 $90,600 $96,850 $103,100

Cities In Travis County

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City Served By
Austin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Austin are the Housing Authority of the City of Austin and Housing Authority of Travis County.
Barton Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barton Creek is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Bee Cave The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bee Cave is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Briarcliff The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Briarcliff is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Creedmoor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Creedmoor is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Garfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garfield is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Hornsby Bend The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hornsby Bend is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Hudson Bend The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hudson Bend is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Jollyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jollyville is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Jonestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jonestown is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Lago Vista The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lago Vista is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Lakeway The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeway is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Leander The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leander is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Lost Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lost Creek is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Manchaca The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manchaca is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Manor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manor is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Pflugerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pflugerville is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Point Venture The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Point Venture is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Rollingwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rollingwood is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Round Rock The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Round Rock are the Round Rock Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Travis County.
San Leanna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Leanna is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Shady Hollow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shady Hollow is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Sunset Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunset Valley is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
The Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves The Hills is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Volente The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Volente is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Webberville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Webberville is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Wells Branch The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wells Branch is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
West Lake Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Lake Hills is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Windemere The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windemere is the Housing Authority of Travis County.