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Affordable Housing In Dalhart
Dallam County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dalhart

Vista Rita Blanca Apartments

701 Maynard Ave
Dalhart, Texas
Income Based
2-4 BR

Dalhart 2 Apartments

1107 Margaret Ave
Dalhart, Texas

Quail Run Apartments

1929 Shawnee Trl
Dalhart, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Dalhart

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dalhart, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 144 affordable apartments for rent in Dalhart, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Dalhart, Texas

Dalhart features 24 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 Dalhart, Texas

There are 120 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dalhart.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dalhart, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dalhart, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $673 and $823.

2020 Dalhart, 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 $555 $657 $748 $932 $1,125
Payment Standard Range $500 to $611 $591 to $723 $673 to $823 $839 to $1,025 $1,013 to $1,238

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dalhart, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 144
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.17%
Average Renter Household Size 3.08
Average Household Size 2.94
Median Household Income $46,214 ±$5,242
Median Rent $713 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.57% ± 11.09pp
Total Population 8,254

Population and Household Demographics

Dalhart is a city in Dallam County, Texas with a population of 8,254. There are 2,758 households in the city with an average household size of 2.94 persons. 35.17% of households in Dalhart are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dalhart

The median gross income for households in Dalhart is $46,214 a year, or $3,851 a month. The median rent for the city is $713 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dalhart, a household making less than $2,377 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Dalhart.

Area Median Income In Dalhart

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 Dalhart, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dallam County.

In Dalhart, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,500

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 Dalhart

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 Dalhart

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200