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Affordable Housing In Hooks
Bowie County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hooks

Amanda Square

303 E Avenue G
Hooks, Texas

Riverplace Apartments

1304 W Avenue a
Hooks, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Hooks

Housing Authority Programs
Bowie County Housing Authority Public Housing
Bowie County Housing Authority Public Housing
Ark-Tex Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hooks, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Hooks, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Hooks, Texas

Hooks features 80 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 Hooks, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hooks, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hooks landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hooks.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hooks, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2021 Hooks, 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 $647 $658 $826 $1,030 $1,322
Payment Standard Range $582 to $712 $592 to $724 $743 to $909 $927 to $1,133 $1,190 to $1,454

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hooks, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $32,650 ±$10,297
Median Rent $721 ±$76
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.47% ± 13.8pp
Total Population 2,757

Population and Household Demographics

Hooks is a city in Bowie County, Texas with a population of 2,757. There are 1,013 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 50.44% of households in Hooks are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hooks

The median gross income for households in Hooks is $32,650 a year, or $2,721 a month. The median rent for the city is $721 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hooks, a household making less than $2,403 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Hooks.

Area Median Income In Hooks

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 Hooks, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bowie County.

In Hooks, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,800

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 Hooks

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 Hooks

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,300 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,250 $41,800
50% of Median $22,200 $25,350 $28,500 $31,650 $34,200 $36,750 $39,250 $41,800
80% of Median $35,500 $40,550 $45,600 $50,650 $54,750 $58,800 $62,850 $66,900