Affordable Housing In Collingsworth County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Collingsworth County

100 W 13th St

100 W 13th St
Wellington, TX

Wellington I Apartments

9th Arlington St
Wellington, TX

Wellington II Apartments

8th Ennis St
Wellington, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Collingsworth County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Collingsworth County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Wellington Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Collingsworth County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 73 affordable apartments for rent in Collingsworth County, Texas. Collingsworth County features 57 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 16 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Collingsworth County.

Collingsworth County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 73
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 57
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $39,743 ±$7,242
Median Rent $486 ±$110
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 18.29% ± 6.98pp
Total Population 3,058

Population and Household Demographics

Collingsworth County is a County in Texas with a population of 3,058. There are 1,109 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 22.18% of households in Collingsworth County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Collingsworth County

The median gross income for households in Collingsworth County is $39,743 a year, or $3,312 a month. The median rent for the county is $486 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Collingsworth County, a household making less than $1,620 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 18.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Collingsworth County.1

Area Median Income In Collingsworth 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 Collingsworth County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,100

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 Collingsworth 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 Collingsworth County HUD Rental Assistance in Collingsworth 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

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 Collingsworth 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 Collingsworth 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 Collingsworth 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 $570 $714 $890 $1,074

Cities In Collingsworth County

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City Listings Served By
Wellington 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wellington are the Housing Authority of Wellington and Panhandle Community Services.
Dodson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dodson is the Panhandle Community Services.
Quail 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Quail is the Panhandle Community Services.
Samnorwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Samnorwood is the Panhandle Community Services.