Affordable Housing In Bowie County
Texas

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bowie County

Dekalb Apartments

1017 W Grizzley
De Kalb, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Dekalb Seniors Apartments

400 Oakhill Pl
De Kalb, TX
Call For Rent
1 BR

Dogwood Plaza

304 E. Hoskins #1-40
New Boston, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR

Link Homes

Oak Ter
New Boston, TX
Income Based
1 BR

Nash Senior Village

1420 E New Boston Road
Nash, TX
$236-900
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Abbington Glen

245 E New Boston Rd
Nash, TX
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Renaissance Plaza

1100 Dan Haskins Way
Texarkana, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Robison Terrace

1010 Dan Haskins Way
Texarkana, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Oak Terrace Building 2

#99-100 S. Davis St.
New Boston, TX
62+

Oak Terrace Building #1

400 E North st. #51-98,
New Boston, TX

There are 25 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,646 affordable apartments for rent in Bowie County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 940 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Bowie County, HUD housing programs support 329 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 586 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Bowie County

Housing Authority Programs
Bowie County Housing Authority Public Housing
Ark-Tex Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Bowie County Housing Authority Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Bowie County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Texarkana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of De Kalb Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of Maud Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bowie County, Texas

Bowie County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 1,646
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 940
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Total Population 93,155
Housing Units 33,423
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $42,670 ±$1,701
Median Rent $721 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.45% ± 3.35pp

Population and Household Demographics

Bowie County is a County in Texas with a population of 93,155. There are 33,423 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 34.02% of households in Bowie County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bowie County

The median gross income for households in Bowie County is $42,670 a year, or $3,556 a month. The median rent for the county is $721 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bowie County, a household making less than $2,403 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Bowie County.1

Area Median Income In Bowie 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 Bowie County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,600

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 Bowie 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 Bowie County HUD Rental Assistance in Bowie 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bowie County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2004, 5 low income apartment communities containing 439 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bowie County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Bowie County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Bowie County is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in Bowie County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$569 $625 $798 $1,018 $1,255

Cities In Bowie County

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City Listings Served By
New Boston 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Boston are the Bowie County Housing Authority, Bowie County Housing Authority and Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Texarkana 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Texarkana are the Housing Authority of Texarkana, Bowie County Housing Authority, Ark-Tex Council of Governments and Bowie County Housing Authority.
De Kalb 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve De Kalb are the Housing Authority of De Kalb, Bowie County Housing Authority, Ark-Tex Council of Governments and Bowie County Housing Authority.
Hooks 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hooks are the Bowie County Housing Authority and Bowie County Housing Authority.
Leary 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leary are the Ark-Tex Council of Governments and Bowie County Housing Authority.
Maud 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maud are the Ark-Tex Council of Governments and Bowie County Housing Authority.
Nash 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nash are the Ark-Tex Council of Governments and Bowie County Housing Authority.
Red Lick 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Red Lick are the Ark-Tex Council of Governments and Bowie County Housing Authority.
Redwater 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Redwater are the Ark-Tex Council of Governments and Bowie County Housing Authority.
Wake Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wake Village are the Ark-Tex Council of Governments and Bowie County Housing Authority.