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Affordable Housing In Winnsboro
Franklin County, Texas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Winnsboro

Madison Oaks Apartments

1015 Gilmer Road
Winnsboro, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Winnsboro Manor 1

723 Taylor Dr
Winnsboro, Texas

Winnsboro Manor 2

936 Taylor Dr
Winnsboro, Texas

Winnsboro Manor 3

964 Taylor Dr
Winnsboro, Texas

Winnsboro Square

407 McKinney St
Winnsboro, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Winnsboro

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Winnsboro Public Housing
Ark-Tex Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Winnsboro, Texas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 130 affordable apartments for rent in Winnsboro, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Winnsboro, Texas

Winnsboro features 32 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 Winnsboro, Texas

There are 98 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Winnsboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Winnsboro, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Winnsboro, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Winnsboro, 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 $529 $589 $714 $958 $1,254
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $530 to $648 $643 to $785 $862 to $1,054 $1,129 to $1,379

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Winnsboro, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 130
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $28,511 ±$4,844
Median Rent $726 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.56% ± 12.47pp
Total Population 3,273

Population and Household Demographics

Winnsboro is a city in Franklin County, Texas with a population of 3,273. There are 1,226 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 55.87% of households in Winnsboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Winnsboro

The median gross income for households in Winnsboro is $28,511 a year, or $2,376 a month. The median rent for the city is $726 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Winnsboro, a household making less than $2,420 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Winnsboro.

Area Median Income In Winnsboro

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 Winnsboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Winnsboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,500

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 Winnsboro

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 Winnsboro

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,600
50% of Median $22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
80% of Median $36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150