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Affordable Housing In Hemphill
Sabine County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hemphill

Westlake Apartments

1388 Adickes Allee St
Hemphill, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Hemphill

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Hemphill Public Housing
Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hemphill, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 32 affordable apartments for rent in Hemphill, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Hemphill, Texas

Hemphill 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 Hemphill, Texas

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hemphill.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hemphill, Texas

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

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

2020 Hemphill, 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 $1,030 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hemphill, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 32
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 3.21
Median Household Income $27,344 ±$5,349
Median Rent $521 ±$96
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 78.81% ± 23.17pp
Total Population 1,441

Population and Household Demographics

Hemphill is a city in Sabine County, Texas with a population of 1,441. There are 423 households in the city with an average household size of 3.21 persons. 27.9% of households in Hemphill are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hemphill

The median gross income for households in Hemphill is $27,344 a year, or $2,279 a month. The median rent for the city is $521 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hemphill, a household making less than $1,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 78.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Hemphill.

Area Median Income In Hemphill

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 Hemphill, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sabine County.

In Hemphill, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $44,100

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 Hemphill

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 Hemphill

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