Affordable Housing In Wharton County
Texas

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wharton County

Meadows Apartments

501 Willow Ln
Wharton, Texas
Subsidized

Prairie Village

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

Pecan Village (University Place Apartments)

310 University St
Wharton, Texas
Subsidized

Morning Star Apartments

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

West Side Housing

1502 Able St
El Campo, Texas

M536268, 1720 Red River

1821 Red River Ave
Wharton, Texas

El Campo Village

1185 Olivia St
El Campo, Texas

Wharton Square

1510 Barfield Rd
Wharton, Texas
Subsidized

El Campo Retirement

2805 West Loop
El Campo, Texas

Fountainhead Wharton Apartments

526 Wilkes St
Wharton, Texas
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Wharton County, 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 Wharton County, Texas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wharton County, Texas

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 693 affordable apartments for rent in Wharton County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Wharton County, Texas

Wharton County features 536 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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wharton County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $727 and $889.

2022 Wharton 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
Wharton County, Texas Fair Market Rent $598 $676 $808 $1,141 $1,383
Wharton County, Texas Payment Standard Range $538 to $658 $608 to $744 $727 to $889 $1,027 to $1,255 $1,245 to $1,521

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wharton County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 693
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 536
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.

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 $64,700

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wharton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,450 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $39,700 $42,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wharton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $32,000 $34,600 $37,150 $39,700 $42,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wharton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,850 $41,000 $46,100 $51,200 $55,300 $59,400 $63,500 $67,600

Cities In Wharton County

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City Served By
Boling The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boling is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
East Bernard The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Bernard is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
El Campo 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.
Hungerford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hungerford is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Iago The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Iago is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Louise The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Louise is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Wharton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wharton is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.