Affordable Housing In Bridge City
Orange County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bridge City

Citrus Cove

1200 Texas Avenue
Bridge City, TX
$595-1,094
1 BR
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There are 1 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 80 affordable apartments for rent in Bridge City. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 0 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Bridge City, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 80 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Bridge City

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bridge City, Texas

Bridge City, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Total Population 7,907
Housing Units 2,868
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $62,763 ±$9,876
Median Rent $790 ±$114
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.26% ± 12.49pp

Population and Household Demographics

Bridge City is a City in Orange County, Texas with a population of 7,907. There are 2,868 households in the city with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 22.25% of households in Bridge City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bridge City

The median gross income for households in Bridge City is $62,763 a year, or $5,230 a month. The median rent for the city is $790 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bridge City, a household making less than $2,633 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Bridge City.1

Area Median Income In Bridge City

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 Bridge City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Bridge City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,200

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 Bridge City

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 Bridge City HUD Rental Assistance in Bridge City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,050
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
80% of Median $36,550 $41,750 $46,950 $52,150 $56,350 $60,500 $64,700 $68,850

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 Bridge City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
60% of Median $27,420 $31,320 $35,220 $39,120 $42,300 $45,420 $48,540 $51,660

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 Bridge City is $35,220 a year, or $2,935 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,935 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $881 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% $571 $612 $734 $848 $946 $1,044
60% $686 $734 $881 $1,018 $1,136 $1,253
Fair Market Rents in Bridge City

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
$647 $745 $920 $1,187 $1,310