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Affordable Housing In Dawson County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dawson County

Northridge Ret Center

100 NE 27th St
Lamesa, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hillcrest Duplexes

S 11th St
Lamesa, Texas

Lamesa Seniors

122 NE 27th St
Lamesa, Texas
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Other Housing Authorities located in Dawson County

Housing Authority Programs
Lamesa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dawson County, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 123 affordable apartments for rent in Dawson County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Dawson County, Texas

Dawson County features 75 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 Dawson County, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dawson County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dawson County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dawson County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dawson County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 123
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 75
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $41,095 ±$2,591
Median Rent $582 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 16.02% ± 6.43pp
Total Population 13,542

Population and Household Demographics

Dawson County is a County in Texas with a population of 13,542. There are 4,232 households in the county with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 28.02% of households in Dawson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dawson County

The median gross income for households in Dawson County is $41,095 a year, or $3,425 a month. The median rent for the county is $582 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dawson County, a household making less than $1,940 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 16.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Dawson County.1

Area Median Income In Dawson 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 Dawson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,300

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 Dawson 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 Dawson 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

Cities In Dawson County

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City Listings Served By
Lamesa 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lamesa is the Lamesa Housing Authority.
Ackerly 0
Los Ybanez 0
O'Donnell 0
Welch 0