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Affordable Housing In Hitchcock
Galveston County, Texas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hitchcock

Bent Oaks Apartments

7410 Highway 6
Hitchcock, Texas
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1-3 BR

Delany Court Apartments

5825 Delany Rd
Hitchcock, Texas

Highland Pointe Apartments

5809 Delany Rd
Hitchcock, Texas

Bayou Gardens Apartments

8010 Hwy 6
Hitchcock, Texas

Independent Missionary Village

6607 Prino Rd
Hitchcock, Texas

Hitchcock Manor

Delny Rd
Hitchcock, Texas

Hitchcock Manor

5825 Delaney Rd
Hitchcock, Texas
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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 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 496 affordable apartments for rent in Hitchcock, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Hitchcock, Texas

Hitchcock features 184 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 Hitchcock, Texas

There are 312 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hitchcock.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hitchcock, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hitchcock landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hitchcock.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hitchcock, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,041 and $1,273.

2021 Hitchcock, 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 $893 $968 $1,157 $1,551 $1,977
Payment Standard Range $804 to $982 $871 to $1,065 $1,041 to $1,273 $1,396 to $1,706 $1,779 to $2,175

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hitchcock, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 496
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 184
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.

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 $78,800

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 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 $16,600 $18,950 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,600 $31,550 $35,500 $39,400 $42,600 $45,750 $48,900 $52,050
80% of Median $44,150 $50,450 $56,750 $63,050 $68,100 $73,150 $78,200 $83,250