Affordable Housing In Winters
Runnels County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Winters

Neely Apartments

300 E Broadway St
Winters, TX

Golden Acres Blizzard Square Apartments

207 N Murray St
Winters, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Winters

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Winters Public Housing
Abilene Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP); Public Housing Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Winters, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 90 affordable apartments for rent in Winters, Texas. Winters features 90 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Winters.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Winters, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 90
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 90
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.80
Median Household Income $36,076 ±$7,089
Median Rent $437 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.9% ± 11.52pp
Total Population 2,551

Population and Household Demographics

Winters is a City in Runnels County, Texas with a population of 2,551. There are 897 households in the city with an average household size of 2.80 persons. 35.23% of households in Winters are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Winters

The median gross income for households in Winters is $36,076 a year, or $3,006 a month. The median rent for the city is $437 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Winters, a household making less than $1,457 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Winters.1

Area Median Income In Winters

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 Winters, the AMI is calculated from all households within Runnels County.

In Winters, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,700

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 Winters

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 Winters HUD Rental Assistance in Winters

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
Fair Market Rents in Winters

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$529 $542 $714 $890 $967