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Affordable Housing In Dimmitt
Castro County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dimmitt

Dimmitt Senior Citizens, Phase II

622 NW 5th St
Dimmitt, Texas

Azteca Economic Development Corp

910 East Jones
Dimmitt, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Dimmitt

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dimmitt, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 88 affordable apartments for rent in Dimmitt, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Dimmitt, Texas

Dimmitt features 0 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 Dimmitt, Texas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dimmitt.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dimmitt, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dimmitt landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dimmitt.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dimmitt, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Dimmitt, 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 $529 $619 $714 $935 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $557 to $681 $643 to $785 $842 to $1,029 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dimmitt, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 88
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.14%
Average Renter Household Size 4.35
Average Household Size 3.12
Median Household Income $36,038 ±$5,496
Median Rent $655 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.66% ± 17.52pp
Total Population 4,354

Population and Household Demographics

Dimmitt is a city in Castro County, Texas with a population of 4,354. There are 1,368 households in the city with an average household size of 3.12 persons. 28.14% of households in Dimmitt are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dimmitt

The median gross income for households in Dimmitt is $36,038 a year, or $3,003 a month. The median rent for the city is $655 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dimmitt, a household making less than $2,183 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Dimmitt.

Area Median Income In Dimmitt

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 Dimmitt, the AMI is calculated from all households within Castro County.

In Dimmitt, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,800

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 Dimmitt

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 Dimmitt

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200