Affordable Housing In Walker County
Texas

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Walker County

Waverly Village

255 Tafelski Rd
New Waverly, TX
Income Based
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Montgomery Meadows

2750 Montgomery Rd
Huntsville, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Parkview Place

1110 Avenue N
Huntsville, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Cedarwood Apartments

2201 Bobby K Marks Dr
Huntsville, TX
Subsidized

Senior Villages of Huntsville

140 Essex Blvd
Huntsville, TX
HCV Welcome

6 White Rd

6 White Rd
Huntsville, TX

Ridgewood West Apartments

2830 Lake Rd
Huntsville, TX
HCV Welcome

Montgomery Meadows Phase II

2760 Montgomery Rd
Huntsville, TX
HCV Welcome

M - Rhd - New Construction - 2002

2734 Montgomery Rd
Huntsville, TX
HCV Welcome
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There are 9 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 643 affordable apartments for rent in Walker County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 259 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Walker County, HUD housing programs support 118 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 384 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Walker County

Housing Authority Programs
Walker County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Walker County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Huntsville Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Walker County, Texas

Walker County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 643
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 259
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Total Population 69,330
Housing Units 20,685
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $37,666 ±$2,492
Median Rent $786 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.57% ± 4.11pp

Population and Household Demographics

Walker County is a County in Texas with a population of 69,330. There are 20,685 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 44.7% of households in Walker County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Walker County

The median gross income for households in Walker County is $37,666 a year, or $3,139 a month. The median rent for the county is $786 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Walker County, a household making less than $2,620 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Walker County.1

Area Median Income In Walker 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 Walker County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,100

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 Walker 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 Walker County HUD Rental Assistance in Walker County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,850 $27,250 $30,650 $34,050 $36,800 $39,500 $42,250 $44,950
80% of Median $38,150 $43,600 $49,050 $54,500 $58,900 $63,250 $67,600 $71,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Walker County

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

From 1996 to 2004, 2 low income apartment communities containing 407 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Walker County 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 Walker County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,850 $27,250 $30,650 $34,050 $36,800 $39,500 $42,250 $44,950
60% of Median $28,620 $32,700 $36,780 $40,860 $44,160 $47,400 $50,700 $53,940

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 Walker County is $36,780 a year, or $3,065 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,065 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $920 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% $596 $639 $766 $886 $988 $1,090
60% $716 $767 $920 $1,063 $1,185 $1,308
Fair Market Rents in Walker County

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
$594 $768 $906 $1,135 $1,591

Cities In Walker County

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City Listings Served By
Huntsville 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Huntsville are the Housing Authority of the City of Huntsville and Walker County Housing Authority.
New Waverly 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Waverly is the Walker County Housing Authority.
Riverside 0