Affordable Housing In Walker County
9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Walker County
Housing Authorities that serve Walker County
|Walker County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Walker County, Texas
There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 643 affordable apartments for rent in Walker County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Walker County, Texas
Walker County features 259 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 Walker County, Texas
There are 384 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Walker County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Walker County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Walker County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Walker County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Walker County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $808 and $988.
2020 Walker 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||$585||$744||$898||$1,119||$1,577|
|Payment Standard Range||$527 to $644||$670 to $818||$808 to $988||$1,007 to $1,231||$1,419 to $1,735|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Walker County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||9|
|Total Low Income Apartments||643|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||259|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||44.7%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.23|
|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.
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 $55,500
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 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||$13,600||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$42,750|
|50% of Median||$22,650||$25,900||$29,150||$32,350||$34,950||$37,550||$40,150||$42,750|
|80% of Median||$36,300||$41,450||$46,650||$51,800||$55,950||$60,100||$64,250||$68,400|
Cities In Walker County
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|Huntsville||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||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Waverly is the Walker County Housing Authority.|