Affordable Housing In Bailey County

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bailey County

Harmon Elliott Complex

901 W Avenue K
Muleshoe, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Bailey County

Housing Authority Programs
South Plains Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bailey County, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 16 affordable apartments for rent in Bailey County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Bailey County, Texas

Bailey County features 16 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 Bailey County, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bailey County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bailey County, Texas

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

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

2020 Bailey County, 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 $627 $714 $1,030 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bailey County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 16
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.64%
Average Renter Household Size 3.18
Average Household Size 2.92
Median Household Income $37,397 ±$8,652
Median Rent $683 ±$147
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.29% ± 16.62pp
Total Population 7,126

Population and Household Demographics

Bailey County is a County in Texas with a population of 7,126. There are 2,392 households in the county with an average household size of 2.92 persons. 30.64% of households in Bailey County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bailey County

The median gross income for households in Bailey County is $37,397 a year, or $3,116 a month. The median rent for the county is $683 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bailey County, a household making less than $2,277 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Bailey County.1

Area Median Income In Bailey County

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.

In Bailey County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,600

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 Bailey County

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 Bailey County HUD Rental Assistance in Bailey County

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

Cities In Bailey County

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