Affordable Housing In Bridge City
Orange County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bridge City

Citrus Cove

1200 Texas Avenue
Bridge City, Texas
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
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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

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Bridge City, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Bridge City, Texas

Bridge City 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 Bridge City, Texas

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bridge City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bridge City, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bridge City landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bridge City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bridge City, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $771 and $943.

2020 Bridge City, 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 $623 $688 $857 $1,115 $1,180
Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $619 to $757 $771 to $943 $1,004 to $1,227 $1,062 to $1,298

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bridge City, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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 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