Low Income Apartments In Ector County

Low Income Apartments In Ector County

Madison Square

2201 Rocky Lane Road
Odessa, TX
1-2 BR

Arbor Oaks Apts.

1000 E. Monahans Street
Odessa, TX
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Arbor Terrace Townhomes

1101 Fitch Ave
Odessa, TX
2-3 BR
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Westwood Square

Westwood Square
Odessa, TX
1-2 BR

Woodcrest Apartments

2550 W 8th Street
Odessa, TX
1-3 BR

Manor Crest Apartments

1401 San Andres Dr
Odessa, TX
1-2 BR

Woodcrest Apartments

2550 W 8th St
Odessa, TX
1-3 BR


4590 N Texas Ave
Odessa, TX

Sage Brush Village

3250 W. 8th Street
Odessa, TX
HCV Welcome

Chaparral Village

1451 S Grant Ave
Odessa, TX

There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,315 affordable apartments for rent in Ector County, Texas. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 735 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 590 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Ector County. There are 580 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Other Housing Authorities located in Ector County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Odessa Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ector County, Texas

Ector County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,315
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 735
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Total Population 149,557
Housing Units 50,868
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $57,150 ±$2,189
Median Rent $903 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.74% ± 3.36pp

Population and Household Demographics

Ector County is a County in Texas with a population of 149,557. There are 50,868 households in the county with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 33.69% of households in Ector County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ector County

The median gross income for households in Ector County is $57,150 a year, or $4,763 a month. The median rent for the county is $903 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ector County, a household making less than $3,010 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Ector County.1

Area Median Income In Ector 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 Ector County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,300

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 Ector 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 Ector County HUD Rental Assistance in Ector County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
80% of Median $40,700 $46,500 $52,300 $58,100 $62,750 $67,400 $72,050 $76,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Ector County

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

From 2001 to 2006, 4 low income apartment communities containing 565 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Ector 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 Ector County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $30,540 $34,860 $39,240 $43,560 $47,100 $50,580 $54,060 $57,540

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 Ector County is $39,240 a year, or $3,270 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,270 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $981 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% $636 $681 $818 $944 $1,054 $1,163
60% $764 $818 $981 $1,133 $1,265 $1,395
Fair Market Rents in Ector 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
$780 $899 $1,144 $1,433 $1,906

Cities In Ector County

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City Listings Served By
Odessa 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Odessa is the Housing Authority of Odessa.
Gardendale 0
Goldsmith 0
West Odessa 0