Affordable Housing In Deaf Smith County
Texas

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Deaf Smith County

Central Place

402 West 4th Street
Hereford, TX
HCV Welcome

Tierra Blanca Apts.

700 S Avenue K
Hereford, TX
HCV Welcome

Blue Water Garden Apartments, Ltd

612 Irving St
Hereford, TX
Subsidized

Hereford Seniors Community

401 Jack Griffin Dr
Hereford, TX
HCV Welcome

Countryside Village

400 Jack Griffin Dr
Hereford, TX
Subsidized

Hereford Seniors Apartments

410 Jack Griffin Dr
Hereford, TX
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 324 affordable apartments for rent in Deaf Smith County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 160 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Deaf Smith County, HUD housing programs support 132 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 164 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Deaf Smith County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Deaf Smith County, Texas

Deaf Smith County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 324
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 160
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.97%
Average Renter Household Size 3.03
Total Population 19,245
Housing Units 6,194
Average Household Size 3.05
Median Household Income $43,373 ±$3,130
Median Rent $699 ±$66
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35% ± 8.38pp

Population and Household Demographics

Deaf Smith County is a County in Texas with a population of 19,245. There are 6,194 households in the county with an average household size of 3.05 persons. 31.97% of households in Deaf Smith County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Deaf Smith County

The median gross income for households in Deaf Smith County is $43,373 a year, or $3,614 a month. The median rent for the county is $699 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Deaf Smith County, a household making less than $2,330 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35% of households who rent are overburdened in Deaf Smith County.1

Area Median Income In Deaf Smith 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 Deaf Smith County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,700

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 Deaf Smith 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 Deaf Smith County HUD Rental Assistance in Deaf Smith 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Deaf Smith County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2007, 5 low income apartment communities containing 293 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Deaf Smith County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Deaf Smith 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 Deaf Smith 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 Deaf Smith 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$606 $610 $807 $1,028 $1,091

Cities In Deaf Smith County

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City Listings Served By
Hereford 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hereford is the Panhandle Community Services.