Affordable Housing In Hitchcock
Galveston County, Texas

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hitchcock

Bent Oaks Apartments

7410 Highway 6
Hitchcock, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Independent Missionary Village

6607 Prino Rd
Hitchcock, TX

Hitchcock Manor

Delny Rd
Hitchcock, TX
Accepts Vouchers

Lively Oaks Apartments

8010 Highway 6
Hitchcock, TX

Mesquite Woods Apartments

5809 Delaney Rd
Hitchcock, TX

Hitchcock Manor

5825 Delaney Rd
Hitchcock, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Hitchcock

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hitchcock, Texas

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 456 affordable apartments for rent in Hitchcock, Texas. Hitchcock features 144 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 312 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hitchcock.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hitchcock, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 456
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 144
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.98
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $49,872 ±$6,877
Median Rent $812 ±$86
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.81% ± 10.95pp
Total Population 7,325

Population and Household Demographics

Hitchcock is a City in Galveston County, Texas with a population of 7,325. There are 2,677 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 35.3% of households in Hitchcock are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hitchcock

The median gross income for households in Hitchcock is $49,872 a year, or $4,156 a month. The median rent for the city is $812 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hitchcock, a household making less than $2,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Hitchcock.1

Area Median Income In Hitchcock

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 Hitchcock, the AMI is calculated from all households within Galveston County.

In Hitchcock, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Hitchcock

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 Hitchcock HUD Rental Assistance in Hitchcock

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Fair Market Rents in Hitchcock

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878