Low Income Apartments In Howard County
Texas

Low Income Apartments In Howard County

Limestone Ridge Apartments

1401 North Highway 87
Big Spring, TX
HCV Welcome

Northcrest Apartments

1002 N Main St
Big Spring, TX
Subsidized

Canterbury Apartments

1700 S Lancaster St
Big Spring, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Park Village - Big Spring

1905 Wasson Rd
Big Spring, TX
Subsidized

Knollwood Heights Apartments

1900 Martin Luther King Blvd
Big Spring, TX
HCV Welcome

Heights Apartments

Mlk Blvd
Big Spring, TX
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 511 affordable apartments for rent in Howard County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 323 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Howard County, HUD housing programs support 144 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 188 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Howard County

Housing Authority Programs
Big Spring Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Howard County, Texas

Howard County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 511
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 323
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Total Population 36,105
Housing Units 11,206
Average Household Size 2.73
Median Household Income $49,575 ±$2,957
Median Rent $779 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.48% ± 5.3pp

Population and Household Demographics

Howard County is a County in Texas with a population of 36,105. There are 11,206 households in the county with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 32.73% of households in Howard County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Howard County

The median gross income for households in Howard County is $49,575 a year, or $4,131 a month. The median rent for the county is $779 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Howard County, a household making less than $2,597 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Howard County.1

Area Median Income In Howard 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 Howard County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,300

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 Howard 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 Howard County HUD Rental Assistance in Howard County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% of Median $37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Howard County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2003 to 2005, 2 low income apartment communities containing 140 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Howard County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Howard County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $28,320 $32,340 $36,360 $40,380 $43,620 $46,860 $50,100 $53,340

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Howard County is $36,360 a year, or $3,030 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,030 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $909 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $590 $632 $758 $875 $976 $1,078
60% $708 $758 $909 $1,050 $1,172 $1,293
Fair Market Rents in Howard County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$662 $716 $881 $1,104 $1,240

Cities In Howard County

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City Listings Served By
Big Spring 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Spring is the Big Spring Housing Authority.
Coahoma 0
Forsan 0
Sand Springs 0