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Affordable Housing In Walker County

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Walker County

Waverly Village

255 Tafelski Rd
New Waverly, Texas
Income Based
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Montgomery Meadows

2750 Montgomery Rd
Huntsville, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Parkview Place

1110 Avenue N
Huntsville, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedarwood Apartments

2201 Bobby K Marks Dr
Huntsville, Texas

Senior Villages of Huntsville

140 Essex Blvd
Huntsville, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

6 White Rd

6 White Rd
Huntsville, Texas

Ridgewood West Apartments

2830 Lake Rd
Huntsville, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Montgomery Meadows Phase II

2760 Montgomery Rd
Huntsville, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

M - Rhd - New Construction - 2002

2734 Montgomery Rd
Huntsville, Texas
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Walker County

Housing Authority Programs
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 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
Total Population 69,330

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

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
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.