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Affordable Housing In Castro County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Castro County

Dimmitt Senior Citizens, Phase II

622 NW 5th St
Dimmitt, Texas

Azteca Economic Development Corp

910 East Jones
Dimmitt, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Castro County

Housing Authority Programs
Panhandle Community Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Castro County, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 88 affordable apartments for rent in Castro County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Castro County, Texas

Castro County 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 Castro County, Texas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Castro County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Castro County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Castro County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Castro County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Castro County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Castro 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 $529 $619 $714 $935 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $557 to $681 $643 to $785 $842 to $1,029 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Castro County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 88
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.99%
Average Renter Household Size 4.00
Average Household Size 3.14
Median Household Income $39,459 ±$3,380
Median Rent $671 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.13% ± 9.82pp
Total Population 7,948

Population and Household Demographics

Castro County is a county in Texas with a population of 7,948. There are 2,501 households in the county with an average household size of 3.14 persons. 29.99% of households in Castro County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Castro County

The median gross income for households in Castro County is $39,459 a year, or $3,288 a month. The median rent for the county is $671 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Castro County, a household making less than $2,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Castro County.

Area Median Income In Castro 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 Castro County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,800

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 Castro 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 Castro County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200

Cities In Castro County

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City Served By
Dimmitt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dimmitt is the Panhandle Community Services.
Hart The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hart is the Panhandle Community Services.
Nazareth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nazareth is the Panhandle Community Services.