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Affordable Housing In Howard County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Howard County

Limestone Ridge Apartments

1401 North Highway 87
Big Spring, Texas

Northcrest Apartments

1002 N Main St
Big Spring, Texas

Canterbury Apartments

1700 S Lancaster St
Big Spring, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Park Village - Big Spring

1905 Wasson Rd
Big Spring, Texas

Knollwood Heights Apartments

1900 Martin Luther King Blvd
Big Spring, Texas

Heights Apartments

Mlk Blvd
Big Spring, Texas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Howard County, Texas

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 511 affordable apartments for rent in Howard County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Howard County, Texas

Howard County features 323 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 Howard County, Texas

There are 188 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Howard County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Howard County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Howard County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $805 and $983.

2020 Howard 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
Fair Market Rent $663 $755 $894 $1,114 $1,211
Payment Standard Range $597 to $729 $680 to $831 $805 to $983 $1,003 to $1,225 $1,090 to $1,332

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Howard County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $64,200

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 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 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 $13,500 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,400
50% of Median $22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
80% of Median $35,950 $41,100 $46,250 $51,350 $55,500 $59,600 $63,700 $67,800

Cities In Howard County

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City Served By
Big Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Spring is the Big Spring Housing Authority.
Sand Springs