Affordable Housing In Earth
Lamb County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Earth

Earth Housing Development Corp

101 SW 2nd St
Earth, Texas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Earth, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 20 affordable apartments for rent in Earth, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Earth, Texas

Earth features 20 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 Earth, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Earth.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Earth, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Earth landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Earth.

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

2020 Earth, 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 $627 $714 $893 $967
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $804 to $982 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Earth, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 20
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $36,429 ±$9,364
Median Rent $592 ±$83
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 6.56% ± 38.1pp
Total Population 832

Population and Household Demographics

Earth is a City in Lamb County, Texas with a population of 832. There are 314 households in the city with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 19.43% of households in Earth are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Earth

The median gross income for households in Earth is $36,429 a year, or $3,036 a month. The median rent for the city is $592 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Earth, a household making less than $1,973 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 6.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Earth.1

Area Median Income In Earth

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 Earth, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lamb County.

In Earth, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,800

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 Earth

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 Earth

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