Houston residents wait for affordable housing

Demand for affordable housing appears greatest north of downtown Houston
  • Avenue Community Development Corp. is one of Houston's main producers of affordable housing.
  • At some subsidized apartments certain renters can pay as low as $350 a month.
  • The to-be-developed Hardy Yards site will house at least one a large mixed-income community.

Within Houston’s Inner Loop the demand for affordable housing is such that mixed-income communities have lengthy waiting lists. Avenue Terrace, a 144-unit, Near Northside property, is one of these communities. Located just north of downtown, the apartment complex is 100 percent occupied and said to have a wait list of three to six months depending on unit type.