Affordable Housing In Donley County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Donley County

Hedley Community 2

203 N Main
Hedley, TX

Hedley Community 1 Development Corp

204 N Main
Hedley, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Donley County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Donley County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Clarendon Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Donley County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 10 affordable apartments for rent in Donley County, Texas. Donley County features 4 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 6 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Donley County.

Donley County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 10
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.8%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $36,681 ±$4,127
Median Rent $494 ±$135
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.26% ± 10.85pp
Total Population 3,588

Population and Household Demographics

Donley County is a County in Texas with a population of 3,588. There are 1,311 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 23.8% of households in Donley County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Donley County

The median gross income for households in Donley County is $36,681 a year, or $3,057 a month. The median rent for the county is $494 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Donley County, a household making less than $1,647 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Donley County.1

Area Median Income In Donley 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 Donley County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,100

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 Donley 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 Donley County HUD Rental Assistance in Donley 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

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 Donley 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 Donley 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 Donley 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$529 $542 $714 $1,030 $1,074

Cities In Donley County

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City Listings Served By
Hedley 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hedley is the Panhandle Community Services.
Clarendon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clarendon are the Panhandle Community Services and Housing Authority of Clarendon.
Howardwick 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Howardwick is the Panhandle Community Services.