Affordable Housing In Hockley County
8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hockley County
Housing Authorities that serve Hockley County
|South Plains Regional Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Hockley County, Texas
There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 270 affordable apartments for rent in Hockley County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Hockley County, Texas
Hockley County features 104 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 Hockley County, Texas
There are 152 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hockley County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Hockley County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hockley County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hockley County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hockley County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.
2021 Hockley 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|
|Hockley County, Texas Fair Market Rent||$538||$644||$734||$1,050||$1,271|
|Hockley County, Texas Payment Standard Range||$484 to $592||$580 to $708||$661 to $807||$945 to $1,155||$1,144 to $1,398|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Hockley County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||8|
|Total Low Income Apartments||270|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||104|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||31.96%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.79|
|Average Household Size||2.80|
|Median Household Income||$50,665 ±$2,310|
|Median Rent||$654 ±$29|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||30.87% ± 6.23pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Hockley County is a county in Texas with a population of 23,322. There are 8,089 households in the county with an average household size of 2.80 persons. 31.96% of households in Hockley County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Hockley County
The median gross income for households in Hockley County is $50,665 a year, or $4,222 a month. The median rent for the county is $654 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hockley County, a household making less than $2,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Hockley County.
Area Median Income In Hockley 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 Hockley County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,200
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 Hockley 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 Hockley County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hockley County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hockley County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hockley County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Hockley County
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|Anton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Anton is the South Plains Regional Housing Authority.|
|Levelland||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Levelland are the Housing Authority of Levelland and South Plains Regional Housing Authority.|
|Opdyke West||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Opdyke West is the South Plains Regional Housing Authority.|
|Ropesville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ropesville is the South Plains Regional Housing Authority.|
|Smyer||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smyer is the South Plains Regional Housing Authority.|
|Sundown||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sundown is the South Plains Regional Housing Authority.|