Affordable Housing In West University Place
Harris County, Texas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in West University Place, 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 West University Place, 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 West University Place, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in West University Place, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in West University Place, Texas

West University Place 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 University Place, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West University Place.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West University Place, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West University Place, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,176 and $1,438.

2023 West University Place, 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
West University Place, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,030 $1,095 $1,307 $1,722 $2,226
West University Place, Texas Payment Standard Range $927 to $1,133 $986 to $1,205 $1,176 to $1,438 $1,550 to $1,894 $2,003 to $2,449

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West University Place, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 12.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $200,625 ±$22,264
Median Rent $2,121 ±$465
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.27% ± 14.83pp
Total Population 15,412

Population and Household Demographics

West University Place is a city in Harris County, Texas with a population of 15,412. There are 5,532 households in the city with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 12.56% of households in West University Place are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West University Place

The median gross income for households in West University Place is $200,625 a year, or $16,719 a month. The median rent for the city is $2,121 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West University Place, a household making less than $7,070 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.27% of households who rent are overburdened in West University Place.

Area Median Income In West University Place

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

In West University Place, 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 West University Place

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 University Place

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West University Place 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 West University Place 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 West University Place 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