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Affordable Housing In Travis County
Texas

168 Low Income Apartment Communities In Travis County

Mosaic Housing Corporation IX

13122 Humphrey Dr
Austin, Texas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Rosemont at Oak Valley

2800 Collins Creek Dr
Austin, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Pecan Hills

13000 Hymeadow Dr
Austin, Texas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pleasant Hills

2501 Anken Dr
Austin, Texas
Subsidized

St Georges Senior Housing, Inc

1443 Coronado Hills Dr
Austin, Texas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fairway Village

6118 Fairway St
Austin, Texas
Subsidized

Trinity Place

1203 Cushing Dr
Round Rock, Texas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Village Christian Apartments

7925 Rockwood Ln
Austin, Texas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Heights on Congress Apts.

2707 S Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas
Subsidized

Western Trails

2422 Western Trails Blvd
Austin, Texas
Subsidized

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 168 low income housing apartment communities offering 22,002 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 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 168
Total Low Income Apartments 22,002
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
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 Agency that serves Austin is the Housing Authority of the City of Austin.
Barton Creek
Bee Cave The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bee Cave is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Briarcliff
Creedmoor
Garfield
Hornsby Bend
Hudson Bend
Jollyville
Jonestown
Lago Vista
Lakeway
Leander The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leander is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Lost Creek
Manchaca
Manor
Pflugerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pflugerville is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Point Venture
Rollingwood
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
Shady Hollow
Sunset Valley
The Hills
Volente
Webberville
Wells Branch
West Lake Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Lake Hills is the Housing Authority of Travis County.
Windemere