Affordable Housing In Dawson County
3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dawson County
Other Housing Authorities located in Dawson County
|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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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|