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Affordable Housing In Willis
Montgomery County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Willis

Willis Rental

207 E. Watson Drive
Willis, Texas
Call For Rent
2 BR

Cricket Hollow Apartments

9700 FM 1097 Rd W
Willis, Texas

Willis South Cochran

205 E Watson St
Willis, Texas
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Willis

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Montgomery County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Willis, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 198 affordable apartments for rent in Willis, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Willis, Texas

Willis features 24 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 Willis, Texas

There are 174 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Willis.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Willis, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Willis, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $986 and $1,206.

2020 Willis, 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 $826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878
Payment Standard Range $743 to $909 $817 to $999 $986 to $1,206 $1,337 to $1,634 $1,690 to $2,066

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Willis, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 198
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.58%
Average Renter Household Size 3.04
Average Household Size 3.19
Median Household Income $36,640 ±$3,158
Median Rent $721 ±$219
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.37% ± 19.31pp
Total Population 6,127

Population and Household Demographics

Willis is a city in Montgomery County, Texas with a population of 6,127. There are 1,877 households in the city with an average household size of 3.19 persons. 52.58% of households in Willis are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Willis

The median gross income for households in Willis is $36,640 a year, or $3,053 a month. The median rent for the city is $721 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Willis, a household making less than $2,403 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Willis.

Area Median Income In Willis

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 Willis, the AMI is calculated from all households within Montgomery County.

In Willis, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,800

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 Willis

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 Willis

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,600 $18,950 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,600 $31,550 $35,500 $39,400 $42,600 $45,750 $48,900 $52,050
80% of Median $44,150 $50,450 $56,750 $63,050 $68,100 $73,150 $78,200 $83,250