Affordable Housing In Big Spring
Howard County, Texas

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Big Spring

Limestone Ridge Apartments

1401 North Highway 87
Big Spring, TX
HCV Welcome

Northcrest Apartments

1002 N Main St
Big Spring, TX

Canterbury Apartments

1700 S Lancaster St
Big Spring, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Park Village - Big Spring

1905 Wasson Rd
Big Spring, TX

Knollwood Heights Apartments

1900 Martin Luther King Blvd
Big Spring, TX
HCV Welcome

Heights Apartments

Mlk Blvd
Big Spring, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Big Spring

Housing Authority Programs
Big Spring Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Big Spring, Texas

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 511 affordable apartments for rent in Big Spring, Texas. Big Spring features 323 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 188 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Big Spring.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Big Spring, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 511
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 323
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $45,650 ±$3,764
Median Rent $797 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.67% ± 6.04pp
Total Population 28,054

Population and Household Demographics

Big Spring is a City in Howard County, Texas with a population of 28,054. There are 8,088 households in the city with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 40.06% of households in Big Spring are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Big Spring

The median gross income for households in Big Spring is $45,650 a year, or $3,804 a month. The median rent for the city is $797 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Big Spring, a household making less than $2,657 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Big Spring.1

Area Median Income In Big Spring

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 Big Spring, the AMI is calculated from all households within Howard County.

In Big Spring, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,300

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 Big Spring

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 Big Spring HUD Rental Assistance in Big Spring

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% of Median $37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100
Fair Market Rents in Big Spring

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
$663 $755 $894 $1,114 $1,211