Affordable Housing In Dickinson
Galveston County, Texas

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dickinson

Creekside Apartments

406 DEATS
Dickinson, TX
$850-1,295
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Pine Manor Apartments

3700 Pine Manor
Dickinson, TX
HCV Welcome

Oak Tree Village

2402 Dickinson Ave
Dickinson, TX
HCV Welcome

Church Village Apartments

2902 Deats Rd
Dickinson, TX
Subsidized

Heritage Square Apartments

3500 Baker Dr
Dickinson, TX
HCV Welcome

The Plaza

201 Gulf Freeway
Dickinson, TX
HCV Welcome
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 394 affordable apartments for rent in Dickinson. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 100 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Dickinson, HUD housing programs support 100 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 287 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Dickinson

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dickinson, Texas

Dickinson, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 394
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Total Population 19,355
Housing Units 6,634
Average Household Size 2.90
Median Household Income $68,324 ±$3,346
Median Rent $766 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.26% ± 11.71pp

Population and Household Demographics

Dickinson is a City in Galveston County, Texas with a population of 19,355. There are 6,634 households in the city with an average household size of 2.90 persons. 28.7% of households in Dickinson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dickinson

The median gross income for households in Dickinson is $68,324 a year, or $5,694 a month. The median rent for the city is $766 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dickinson, a household making less than $2,553 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Dickinson.1

Area Median Income In Dickinson

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 Dickinson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Galveston County.

In Dickinson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Dickinson

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 Dickinson HUD Rental Assistance in Dickinson

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Dickinson

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

From 1988 to 1990, 2 low income apartment communities containing 131 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dickinson 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 Dickinson

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
60% of Median $32,100 $36,660 $41,220 $45,780 $49,500 $53,160 $56,820 $60,480

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 Dickinson is $41,220 a year, or $3,435 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,435 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,031 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% $669 $716 $859 $993 $1,108 $1,222
60% $803 $860 $1,031 $1,191 $1,329 $1,466
Fair Market Rents in Dickinson

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
$812 $907 $1,104 $1,509 $1,897