Affordable Housing In Wharton County
Texas

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wharton County

Meadows Apartments

501 Willow Ln
Wharton, TX
Subsidized

Prairie Village

1915 N Wharton St
El Campo, TX
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pecan Village (University Place Apartments)

310 University St
Wharton, TX
Subsidized

Morning Star Apartments

1520 Barfield Rd
Wharton, TX
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

West Side Housing

1502 Able St
El Campo, TX

M536268, 1720 Red River

1821 Red River Ave
Wharton, TX
Accepts Vouchers

El Campo Village

1185 Olivia St
El Campo, TX
Accepts Vouchers

Wharton Square

1510 Barfield Rd
Wharton, TX
Subsidized

El Campo Retirement

2805 West Loop
El Campo, TX
Accepts Vouchers

Fountainhead Wharton Apartments

526 Wilkes St
Wharton, TX
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Wharton County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Wharton County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of El Campo Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wharton County, Texas

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 605 affordable apartments for rent in Wharton County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Wharton County, Texas

Wharton County features 448 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 Wharton County, Texas

There are 157 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wharton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wharton County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wharton County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wharton County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wharton County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 605
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 448
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.82
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $45,176 ±$3,770
Median Rent $678 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.17% ± 4.33pp
Total Population 41,264

Population and Household Demographics

Wharton County is a County in Texas with a population of 41,264. There are 14,741 households in the county with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 32.3% of households in Wharton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wharton County

The median gross income for households in Wharton County is $45,176 a year, or $3,765 a month. The median rent for the county is $678 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wharton County, a household making less than $2,260 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Wharton County.1

Area Median Income In Wharton 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 Wharton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,500

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 Wharton 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 Wharton County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000

Cities In Wharton County

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City Listings Served By
Wharton 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wharton is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
El Campo 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve El Campo are the Housing Authority of the City of El Campo and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Boling 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boling is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
East Bernard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Bernard is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Hungerford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hungerford is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Iago 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Iago is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Louise 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Louise is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.