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Affordable Housing In Blum
Hill County, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Blum

Housing Authority Programs
Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blum, Texas

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

Income Based Apartments in Blum, Texas

Blum 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 Blum, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blum, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blum, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $677 and $827.

2020 Blum, 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 $490 $594 $752 $957 $1,019
Payment Standard Range $441 to $539 $535 to $653 $677 to $827 $861 to $1,053 $917 to $1,121

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Blum, 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 30.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.89
Average Household Size 3.25
Median Household Income $39,773 ±$22,603
Median Rent $769 ±$58
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25% ± 46.4pp
Total Population 462

Population and Household Demographics

Blum is a city in Hill County, Texas with a population of 462. There are 142 households in the city with an average household size of 3.25 persons. 30.99% of households in Blum are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blum

The median gross income for households in Blum is $39,773 a year, or $3,314 a month. The median rent for the city is $769 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blum, a household making less than $2,563 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25% of households who rent are overburdened in Blum.

Area Median Income In Blum

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 Blum, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hill County.

In Blum, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,100

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 Blum

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 Blum

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $37,900 $40,350
50% of Median $21,400 $24,450 $27,500 $30,550 $33,000 $35,450 $37,900 $40,350
80% of Median $34,250 $39,150 $44,050 $48,900 $52,850 $56,750 $60,650 $64,550