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Affordable Housing In Clay County
Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clay County

Abbington Vista of Henrietta

1600 US 287 N
Henrietta, Texas
$288-1,067
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Henrietta Rental Homes

PO Box 503 or 302 S. Bridge Street
Henrietta, Texas
Call For Rent
2 BR

Parkview Apartments

Prigmore Ct
Henrietta, Texas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Clay County, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 108 affordable apartments for rent in Clay County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Clay County, Texas

Clay County features 42 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 Clay County, Texas

There are 66 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clay County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clay County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clay County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Clay County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clay County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $706 and $862.

2020 Clay 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 $525 $605 $784 $1,079 $1,308
Payment Standard Range $473 to $578 $545 to $666 $706 to $862 $971 to $1,187 $1,177 to $1,439

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Clay County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 108
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 42
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $48,297 ±$3,407
Median Rent $629 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.99% ± 8.73pp
Total Population 10,479

Population and Household Demographics

Clay County is a county in Texas with a population of 10,479. There are 4,146 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 16.52% of households in Clay County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clay County

The median gross income for households in Clay County is $48,297 a year, or $4,025 a month. The median rent for the county is $629 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clay County, a household making less than $2,097 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Clay County.

Area Median Income In Clay 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 Clay County, 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 Clay 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 Clay County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,600
50% of Median $22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
80% of Median $36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150

Cities In Clay County

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City Served By
Bellevue
Byers
Dean
Henrietta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Henrietta is the Housing Authority of Henrietta.
Jolly
Petrolia