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Affordable Housing In Hemphill County

Housing Authorities that serve Hemphill County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hemphill County, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Hemphill County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Hemphill County, Texas

Hemphill County 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 County, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hemphill County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hemphill County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $758 and $926.

2020 Hemphill County, 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 $624 $639 $842 $1,049 $1,266
Payment Standard Range $562 to $686 $575 to $703 $758 to $926 $944 to $1,154 $1,139 to $1,393

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hemphill County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.35%
Average Renter Household Size 3.05
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $62,813 ±$4,638
Median Rent $713 ±$119
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.17% ± 13.98pp
Total Population 4,115

Population and Household Demographics

Hemphill County is a county in Texas with a population of 4,115. There are 1,466 households in the county with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 27.35% of households in Hemphill County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hemphill County

The median gross income for households in Hemphill County is $62,813 a year, or $5,234 a month. The median rent for the county is $713 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hemphill County, a household making less than $2,377 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Hemphill County.

Area Median Income In Hemphill 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 Hemphill County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,000

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Hemphill County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,200 $18,500 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,950 $30,800 $34,650 $38,500 $41,600 $44,700 $47,750 $50,850
80% of Median $43,150 $49,300 $55,450 $61,600 $66,550 $71,500 $76,400 $81,350