Low Income Apartments In Waller County
Texas

Low Income Apartments In Waller County

Willow Springs Apartments

4433 5th Street
Brookshire, TX
HCV Welcome

Willow Springs

4433 5th St
Brookshire, TX
Subsidized

Green Manor Apartments

2000 4th St
Hempstead, TX
Subsidized

Pine Meadows Apartments

20598 Pine Island Rd
Hempstead, TX
Subsidized

Willowchase Apartments

1845 5th St
Hempstead, TX
Subsidized

Shady Oaks Apartments

506 Ellen Powell Dr
Hempstead, TX
Subsidized

Brookhollow Manor

3444 Depot St
Brookshire, TX
Subsidized

Quail Ridge Apartments

645 Business Highway 290 N
Hempstead, TX
HCV Welcome

Park at Clear Creek

111 Clear Creek St
Hempstead, TX
HCV Welcome

Trinity Manor

909 Pegoda Rd Hwy 356
Prairie View, TX
HCV Welcome

There are 11 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 581 affordable apartments for rent in Waller County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 349 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Waller County, HUD housing programs support 44 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 232 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Waller County

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Waller County, Texas

Waller County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 581
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 349
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.05%
Average Renter Household Size 3.03
Total Population 45,847
Housing Units 13,937
Average Household Size 2.94
Median Household Income $51,348 ±$5,021
Median Rent $798 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.61% ± 6.8pp

Population and Household Demographics

Waller County is a County in Texas with a population of 45,847. There are 13,937 households in the county with an average household size of 2.94 persons. 31.05% of households in Waller County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waller County

The median gross income for households in Waller County is $51,348 a year, or $4,279 a month. The median rent for the county is $798 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waller County, a household making less than $2,660 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Waller County.1

Area Median Income In Waller 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 Waller County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 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 Waller County HUD Rental Assistance in Waller County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Waller County

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

From 1988 to 2007, 10 low income apartment communities containing 511 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Waller 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 Waller County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $32,100 $36,660 $41,220 $45,780 $49,500 $53,160 $56,820 $60,480

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 Waller County is $41,220 a year, or $3,435 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,435 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,031 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% $669 $716 $859 $993 $1,108 $1,222
60% $803 $860 $1,031 $1,191 $1,329 $1,466
Fair Market Rents in Waller 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
$812 $907 $1,104 $1,509 $1,897

Cities In Waller County

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City Listings Served By
Brookshire 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookshire is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Hempstead 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hempstead is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Prairie View 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairie View is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Pattison 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pattison is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Pine Island 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Island is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.