Affordable Housing In Waller
Harris County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waller

Hamilton Crossing

31731 Waller Tomball Rd
Waller, Texas
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1-2 BR

Carriage Crossing

31623 Waller Tomball Rd
Waller, Texas
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1-2 BR

Bayou Bend Apartments

3025 Waller St
Waller, Texas

Hillside Plaza Apartments

19534 FM 362 Rd
Waller, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Waller, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Waller, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Harris County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Harris County-Other Dhap Only Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Waller, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 290 affordable apartments for rent in Waller, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Waller, Texas

Waller features 56 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 Waller, Texas

There are 234 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waller.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waller, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Waller landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Waller.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Waller, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,087 and $1,329.

2022 Waller, 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
Waller, Texas Fair Market Rent $944 $1,014 $1,208 $1,603 $2,058
Waller, Texas Payment Standard Range $850 to $1,038 $913 to $1,115 $1,087 to $1,329 $1,443 to $1,763 $1,852 to $2,264

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Waller, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 290
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 56
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.87
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $42,120 ±$15,049
Median Rent $759 ±$74
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.83% ± 17.91pp
Total Population 2,237

Population and Household Demographics

Waller is a city in Harris County, Texas with a population of 2,237. There are 825 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 43.03% of households in Waller are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waller

The median gross income for households in Waller is $42,120 a year, or $3,510 a month. The median rent for the city is $759 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waller, a household making less than $2,530 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Waller.

Area Median Income In Waller

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 Waller, the AMI is calculated from all households within Harris County.

In Waller, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,100

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 Waller

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 Waller

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Waller AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,650 $21,300 $23,950 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Waller AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,450 $39,900 $44,300 $47,850 $51,400 $54,950 $58,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Waller AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,600 $56,700 $63,800 $70,850 $76,550 $82,200 $87,900 $93,550