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Affordable Housing In Fabens
El Paso County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fabens

Davis Street Housing, Ltd

620 Davis St
Fabens, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Fabens

Housing Authority Programs
El Paso County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
El Paso County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fabens, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Fabens, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Fabens, Texas

Fabens 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 Fabens, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fabens, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fabens, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $748 and $914.

2021 Fabens, 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 $548 $687 $831 $1,174 $1,415
Payment Standard Range $493 to $603 $618 to $756 $748 to $914 $1,057 to $1,291 $1,274 to $1,557

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fabens, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.01%
Average Renter Household Size 4.08
Average Household Size 3.93
Median Household Income $24,327 ±$3,807
Median Rent $486 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.5% ± 16.05pp
Total Population 7,846

Population and Household Demographics

Fabens is a city in El Paso County, Texas with a population of 7,846. There are 1,993 households in the city with an average household size of 3.93 persons. 31.01% of households in Fabens are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fabens

The median gross income for households in Fabens is $24,327 a year, or $2,027 a month. The median rent for the city is $486 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fabens, a household making less than $1,620 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Fabens.

Area Median Income In Fabens

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 Fabens, the AMI is calculated from all households within El Paso County.

In Fabens, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,500

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 Fabens

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 Fabens

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