Affordable Housing In Castro County
Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Castro County

Dimmitt Senior Citizens, Phase II

622 NW 5th St
Dimmitt, TX
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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

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Castro County, Texas. Castro County features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 24 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Castro County.

Castro County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
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.1

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 $48,400

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 Castro County 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 $12,490 $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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Castro County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 1991, 1 low income apartment communities containing 48 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Castro County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Castro County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

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 Castro County is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 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% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in Castro County

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$529 $619 $714 $935 $1,074

Cities In Castro County

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City Listings Served By
Dimmitt 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dimmitt is the Panhandle Community Services.
Hart 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hart is the Panhandle Community Services.
Nazareth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nazareth is the Panhandle Community Services.