Affordable Housing In De Kalb
Bowie County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In De Kalb

Dekalb Apartments

1017 W Grizzley
De Kalb, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Dekalb Seniors Apartments

400 Oakhill Pl
De Kalb, TX
Call For Rent
1 BR

55 Cooper Cir

55 Cooper Cir
De Kalb, TX
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve De Kalb

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of De Kalb Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Bowie County Housing Authority Public Housing
Ark-Tex Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Bowie County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in De Kalb, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 103 affordable apartments for rent in De Kalb, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in De Kalb, Texas

De Kalb features 55 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 De Kalb, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in De Kalb, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in De Kalb, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $713 and $871.

2020 De Kalb, 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 $611 $624 $792 $996 $1,286
Payment Standard Range $550 to $672 $562 to $686 $713 to $871 $896 to $1,096 $1,157 to $1,415

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

De Kalb, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 103
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 55
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $35,926 ±$5,201
Median Rent $545 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.36% ± 14.36pp
Total Population 1,665

Population and Household Demographics

De Kalb is a City in Bowie County, Texas with a population of 1,665. There are 660 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 36.67% of households in De Kalb are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in De Kalb

The median gross income for households in De Kalb is $35,926 a year, or $2,994 a month. The median rent for the city is $545 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In De Kalb, a household making less than $1,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.36% of households who rent are overburdened in De Kalb.1

Area Median Income In De Kalb

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 De Kalb, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bowie County.

In De Kalb, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,600

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 De Kalb

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 De Kalb HUD Rental Assistance in De Kalb

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