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Affordable Housing In Bowie County
Texas

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bowie County

The Oaks at Rosehill

1210 Milam St
Texarkana, Texas

55 Cooper Cir

55 Cooper Cir
De Kalb, Texas

Riverplace Apartments

1304 W Avenue a
Hooks, Texas
Subsidized

Pecan Ridge

NW Corner of Milam 15th St
Texarkana, Texas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bowie County, Texas

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,656 affordable apartments for rent in Bowie County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Bowie County, Texas

Bowie County features 950 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 $743 and $909.

2021 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 $647 $658 $826 $1,030 $1,322
Payment Standard Range $582 to $712 $592 to $724 $743 to $909 $927 to $1,133 $1,190 to $1,454

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bowie County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,656
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 950
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
Total Population 93,155

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.

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 $69,800

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 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 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 $13,300 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,250 $41,800
50% of Median $22,200 $25,350 $28,500 $31,650 $34,200 $36,750 $39,250 $41,800
80% of Median $35,500 $40,550 $45,600 $50,650 $54,750 $58,800 $62,850 $66,900

Cities In Bowie County

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