Affordable Housing In Tyler
Smith County, Texas

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tyler

Town Parc at Tyler

2202 WNW Loop 323
Tyler, TX
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Parkview Gardens Townhouses

2002 Bellwood Rd
Tyler, TX
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Moore Grocery Lofts

410 N Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Villas of Pine Ridge

3110 Towne Park Dr
Tyler, TX
Accessible
HCV Welcome

The Residences at Earl Campbell

2323 Frankston Hwy
Tyler, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Catherine Booth Gardens of Tyler, Texas

2325 Old Henderson Hwy
Tyler, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Rose Valley Apts.

1007 N Northwest Loop 323
Tyler, TX
Subsidized

Liberty Arms Apartments

2601 N Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX
Subsidized

Disciples Place Village

3055 State Highway 31 E
Tyler, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Victory Park

2700 N Grand Aveue
Tyler, TX
Subsidized

There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,879 affordable apartments for rent in Tyler. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 636 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Tyler, HUD housing programs support 380 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,243 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Tyler

Housing Authority Programs
City of Tyler Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tyler, Texas

Tyler, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,879
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 636
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Total Population 100,806
Housing Units 37,644
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $42,840 ±$1,499
Median Rent $829 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.81% ± 3.07pp

Population and Household Demographics

Tyler is a City in Smith County, Texas with a population of 100,806. There are 37,644 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 47.92% of households in Tyler are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tyler

The median gross income for households in Tyler is $42,840 a year, or $3,570 a month. The median rent for the city is $829 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tyler, a household making less than $2,763 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Tyler.1

Area Median Income In Tyler

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 Tyler, the AMI is calculated from all households within Smith County.

In Tyler, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,900

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 Tyler

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 Tyler HUD Rental Assistance in Tyler

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,650 $28,200 $31,700 $35,200 $38,050 $40,850 $43,650 $46,500
80% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Tyler

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 2008, 6 low income apartment communities containing 1,163 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Tyler by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Tyler

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,650 $28,200 $31,700 $35,200 $38,050 $40,850 $43,650 $46,500
60% of Median $29,580 $33,840 $38,040 $42,240 $45,660 $49,020 $52,380 $55,800

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Tyler is $38,040 a year, or $3,170 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,170 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $951 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $616 $661 $793 $916 $1,021 $1,127
60% $740 $793 $951 $1,099 $1,226 $1,352
Fair Market Rents in Tyler

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$742 $747 $908 $1,178 $1,443