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Belton Rural Development

To access the Belton Rural Development Applicant Portal, please click below.
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Our spacious one, two, and three bedroom floor plans, amenities, location and friendly staff make us the ideal place to call home.  Apartments are located on Saunders and West Avenue I.

Section 8 vouchers are accepted.

The rent table for the 40 Rural Development units is listed below.  Income eligibility for these units is determined by income guidelines that are published annually by the United States Department of Agriculture. 

1 BR / 1 Bath             Floor Plan      650 sq. ft.    $351 - 410 *
2 BR / 1 Bath             Floor Plan      811 sq. ft.    $439 - 517 *
3 BR / 1½ Bath          Floor Plan      998 sq. ft.    $527 - 596 *

* Rental rates are effective October 1, 2022.  Resident pays electric and gas.

HUD Maximum Income Limits Based on Family Size
1 - $42,600
2 - $48,650
3 - $54,750
4 - $60,800
5 - $65,700
6 - $70,550
7 - $75,400
8 - $80,300

Security Deposit
1 Bedroom - $150.00
2 Bedroom - $200.00
3 Bedroom - $250.00

In addition to a centrally located park and the BHA Resident Center, our complex offers apartments that are cable TV ready, have central air and heat, and washer/dryer connections,
as well as outside storage.  Water, sewer and trash are provided at no additional cost.     

How Do I Apply?
Applications can be submitted electronically via the link provided below.

If you need assistance completing the electronic application, you can come to the Belton Housing Authority office between the hours of 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday (except holidays).

On the application, you must provide the following information:
  Current and previous tenancy for at least the last five (5) years that includes the landlord's name, current phone number, and the address where you lived, complete with any apartment numbers.
♦  Character References that are NOT friends, relatives or co-workers, AND they must have known you for at least six (6) months.  Acceptable Character References can include past or present employment supervisors, pastors at church, or neighbors.

What Else Will I Need To Do?
Once the application has been submitted, you must provide the following original documents to our office within ten (10) calendar days (weekends and holidays are included in the ten calendar days).
♦  The most recent six (6) pay stubs for all adult members of the household.
  A valid state issued picture ID for all adult members of your household.
  Social security cards and birth certificates for all members of your household.

If you are unable to meet the 10-day deadline, call the office number listed below to request an extension.

Do You Need More Information?
Please call, write, visit, or email us for assistance.

Office Location:   715 Saunders, Belton, Texas 76513
Mailing Address:   P.O. Box 708, Temple, TX 76503-0708
Telephone:    (254) 939-5321
Fax:   (254) 939-9192
Emergency Maintenance:   (254) 770-8280

Rural Development Housing Unit

Exterior of Rural Development Housing Unit

Interior of Rural Development Housing Unit

Interior of Rural Development Housing Unit Kitchen

Full Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).  Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, or at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture
                 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
                 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
                 Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3)   email:

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Spanish Translation
De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las reglamentaciones y politicas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos (U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA), se prohibe al USDA, sus agencias, oficinas  y empleados,  e instituciones  que participan  o  administran los programas del USDA, discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, religion, genero, identidad de genero (incluidas las expresiones de genero), orientaci6n sexual, discapacidad, edad, estado civil, estado familiar/parental, ingresos derivados de un programa de asistencia publica, creencias politicas, o reprimendas o represalias por actividades previas sobre derechos civiles, en cualquier programa o actividad llevados a cabo o financiados por el USDA (no todas las bases se aplican a todos los programas). Las fechas limite para la presentaci6n de remedios y denuncias varian segun el programa o el incidente.

Las personas con discapacidades que requieran medios alternativos de comunicaci6n para obtener informaci6n sobre el programa (por ej., Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje americano de senas, etc.) deberan comunicarse con la Agencia responsable o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comunicarse con el USDA a traves del Servicio Federal de Transmisiones al (800) 877-8339. Asimismo, se puede disponer de informaci6n del programa en otros idiomas ademas de ingles.

Para presentar una denuncia por discriminaci6n en el programa, complete el Formulario de denuncias por discriminaci6n en el programa del USDA, AD- 3027, que se encuentra en linea en filing  cust.html, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la informaci6n solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncias, llame al (866) 632-9992. Envie su formulario completado o su carta al USDA par los siguientes medios:

(1)           correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture,  
                           Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,
                           1400 Independence Avenue, SW
                           Washington, O.C. 20250-9410;
(2)           fax: (202) 690-7442; o
(3)           correo electr6nico:

El Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos (USDA) es un proveedor, empleador y prestador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades-.