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Affordable Housing In West Lake Hills
Travis County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Lake Hills

Winfield Scott Towers

515 S Capital of Texas Hwy
West Lake Hills, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve West Lake Hills

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Travis County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Lake Hills, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in West Lake Hills, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in West Lake Hills, Texas

West Lake Hills features 0 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 West Lake Hills, Texas

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Lake Hills.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Lake Hills, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Lake Hills, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,220 and $1,492.

2020 West Lake Hills, 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 $988 $1,134 $1,356 $1,763 $2,128
Payment Standard Range $889 to $1,087 $1,021 to $1,247 $1,220 to $1,492 $1,587 to $1,939 $1,915 to $2,341

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Lake Hills, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.84%
Average Renter Household Size 3.08
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $141,453 ±$14,559
Median Rent $1,887 ±$406
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.25% ± 29.82pp
Total Population 3,262

Population and Household Demographics

West Lake Hills is a city in Travis County, Texas with a population of 3,262. There are 1,332 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 18.84% of households in West Lake Hills are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Lake Hills

The median gross income for households in West Lake Hills is $141,453 a year, or $11,788 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,887 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Lake Hills, a household making less than $6,290 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.25% of households who rent are overburdened in West Lake Hills.

Area Median Income In West Lake Hills

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 West Lake Hills, the AMI is calculated from all households within Travis County.

In West Lake Hills, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,600

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 West Lake Hills

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 West Lake Hills

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,550 $23,450 $26,400 $29,300 $31,650 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $34,200 $39,050 $43,950 $48,800 $52,750 $56,650 $60,550 $64,450
80% of Median $54,700 $62,500 $70,300 $78,100 $84,350 $90,600 $96,850 $103,100