Affordable Housing In Blessing
Matagorda County, Texas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blessing, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Blessing, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Blessing, Texas

Blessing features 0 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 Blessing, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blessing, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blessing, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $668 and $816.

2020 Blessing, 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 $605 $609 $742 $933 $1,298
Payment Standard Range $545 to $666 $548 to $670 $668 to $816 $840 to $1,026 $1,168 to $1,428

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Blessing, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.74%
Average Renter Household Size 3.43
Average Household Size 3.26
Median Household Income $21,360 ±$6,480
Median Rent $800 ±$547
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.11% ± 49.58pp
Total Population 994

Population and Household Demographics

Blessing is a City in Matagorda County, Texas with a population of 994. There are 305 households in the city with an average household size of 3.26 persons. 35.74% of households in Blessing are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blessing

The median gross income for households in Blessing is $21,360 a year, or $1,780 a month. The median rent for the city is $800 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blessing, a household making less than $2,667 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Blessing.1

Area Median Income In Blessing

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 Blessing, the AMI is calculated from all households within Matagorda County.

In Blessing, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,800

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 Blessing

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 Blessing

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