Affordable Housing In Childress County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Childress County

Childress Manor

1300 7th St NW
Childress, TX

Greenview Apartments

1002 18th St NW
Childress, TX

307 Avenue E NW

307 Avenue E NW
Childress, TX

Fairview Manor

915 18th St NW
Childress, TX
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Fairview Manor Apartments

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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 306 affordable apartments for rent in Childress County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 258 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Childress County, HUD housing programs support 50 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 48 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Childress County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Childress County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Childress Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Childress County, Texas

Childress County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 306
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 258
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Total Population 7,059
Housing Units 2,391
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $36,633 ±$8,958
Median Rent $702 ±$143
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.09% ± 10.39pp

Population and Household Demographics

Childress County is a County in Texas with a population of 7,059. There are 2,391 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 35.97% of households in Childress County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Childress County

The median gross income for households in Childress County is $36,633 a year, or $3,053 a month. The median rent for the county is $702 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Childress County, a household making less than $2,340 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Childress County.1

Area Median Income In Childress 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 Childress County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,100

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 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 Childress County HUD Rental Assistance in Childress County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,300 $39,700
50% of Median $21,050 $24,050 $27,050 $30,050 $32,500 $34,900 $37,300 $39,700
80% of Median $33,700 $38,500 $43,300 $48,100 $51,950 $55,800 $59,650 $63,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Childress County

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

From 1994 to 2003, 2 low income apartment communities containing 80 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Childress 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 Childress County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,050 $24,050 $27,050 $30,050 $32,500 $34,900 $37,300 $39,700
60% of Median $25,260 $28,860 $32,460 $36,060 $39,000 $41,880 $44,760 $47,640

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 Childress County is $32,460 a year, or $2,705 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,705 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $812 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% $526 $564 $676 $782 $873 $963
60% $632 $677 $812 $938 $1,047 $1,155
Fair Market Rents in Childress 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$561 $593 $746 $1,079 $1,149

Cities In Childress County

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City Listings Served By
Childress 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Childress are the Housing Authority of Childress and Panhandle Community Services.