Affordable Housing In Waller County
12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waller County
Housing Authorities that serve Waller County
|Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Waller County, Texas
There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 587 affordable apartments for rent in Waller County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Waller County, Texas
Waller County features 355 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 County, Texas
There are 232 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waller County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Waller County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Waller County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Waller County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Waller County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,041 and $1,273.
2021 Waller 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|
|Waller County, Texas Fair Market Rent||$893||$968||$1,157||$1,551||$1,977|
|Waller County, Texas Payment Standard Range||$804 to $982||$871 to $1,065||$1,041 to $1,273||$1,396 to $1,706||$1,779 to $2,175|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Waller County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||12|
|Total Low Income Apartments||587|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||355|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||31.05%|
|Average Renter Household Size||3.03|
|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.
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 $79,200
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 HUD Rental Assistance in Waller County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Waller County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Waller County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Waller County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Waller County
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|Brookshire||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookshire is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|Hempstead||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hempstead is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|Pattison||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pattison is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|Pine Island||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Island is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|
|Prairie View||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairie View is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.|