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Affordable Housing In Childress
Childress County, Texas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Childress

Childress Manor

1300 7th St NW
Childress, Texas

Greenview Apartments

1002 18th St NW
Childress, Texas

307 Avenue E NW

307 Avenue E NW
Childress, Texas

Fairview Manor

915 18th St NW
Childress, Texas

Fairview Manor Apartments

1800 Avenue I NW
Childress, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Childress

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Childress, Texas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 306 affordable apartments for rent in Childress, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Childress, Texas

Childress features 258 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 Childress, Texas

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Childress.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Childress, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Childress landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Childress.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Childress, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $691 and $845.

2020 Childress, 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 $569 $613 $768 $1,108 $1,155
Payment Standard Range $512 to $626 $552 to $674 $691 to $845 $997 to $1,219 $1,040 to $1,271

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Childress, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 306
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 258
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $33,934 ±$9,230
Median Rent $700 ±$167
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.41% ± 10.85pp
Total Population 6,085

Population and Household Demographics

Childress is a city in Childress County, Texas with a population of 6,085. There are 1,968 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 41.26% of households in Childress are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Childress

The median gross income for households in Childress is $33,934 a year, or $2,828 a month. The median rent for the city is $700 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Childress, a household making less than $2,333 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Childress.

Area Median Income In Childress

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 Childress, the AMI is calculated from all households within Childress County.

In Childress, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,700

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 Childress

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 Childress

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,750
50% of Median $22,650 $25,900 $29,150 $32,350 $34,950 $37,550 $40,150 $42,750
80% of Median $36,250 $41,400 $46,600 $51,750 $55,900 $60,050 $64,200 $68,350