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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, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Northcrest Apartments

1002 N Main St
Big Spring, Texas

Canterbury Apartments

1700 S Lancaster St
Big Spring, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Park Village - Big Spring

1905 Wasson Rd
Big Spring, Texas

Knollwood Heights Apartments

1900 Martin Luther King Blvd
Big Spring, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Heights Apartments

Mlk Blvd
Big Spring, Texas
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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.

Income Based Apartments in Big Spring, Texas

Big Spring features 323 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 Big Spring, Texas

There are 188 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Big Spring.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Big Spring, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Big Spring landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Big Spring.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Big Spring, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $805 and $983.

2020 Big Spring, 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 $663 $755 $894 $1,114 $1,211
Payment Standard Range $597 to $729 $680 to $831 $805 to $983 $1,003 to $1,225 $1,090 to $1,332

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.

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 $64,200

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 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 $13,500 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,400
50% of Median $22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
80% of Median $35,950 $41,100 $46,250 $51,350 $55,500 $59,600 $63,700 $67,800