Affordable Housing In Bowie County
25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bowie County
Housing Authorities that serve Bowie County
|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 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
There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,646 affordable apartments for rent in Bowie County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Bowie County, Texas
Bowie County features 940 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 Bowie County, Texas
There are 586 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bowie County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Bowie County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bowie County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bowie County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bowie County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $713 and $871.
2020 Bowie County, 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||$611||$624||$792||$996||$1,286|
|Payment Standard Range||$550 to $672||$562 to $686||$713 to $871||$896 to $1,096||$1,157 to $1,415|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Bowie County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||25|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,646|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||940|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||34.02%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.54|
|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|
Cities In Bowie County
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