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Affordable Housing In Hughes Springs
Cass County, Texas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hughes Springs

Hughes Springs Seniors

202 Keasler
Hughes Springs, Texas

Patman Switch Apartments

607 S Pecan
Hughes Springs, Texas

1314 E 1st

1314 E 1st
Hughes Springs, Texas

Casa Mia 1

142 Goodson
Hughes Springs, Texas

Casa Mia 2

144 Goodson
Hughes Springs, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Hughes Springs

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hughes Springs, Texas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 162 affordable apartments for rent in Hughes Springs, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Hughes Springs, Texas

Hughes Springs features 154 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 Hughes Springs, Texas

There are 8 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hughes Springs.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hughes Springs, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hughes Springs landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Hughes Springs.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hughes Springs, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Hughes Springs, 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 $538 $557 $734 $1,050 $1,177
Payment Standard Range $484 to $592 $501 to $613 $661 to $807 $945 to $1,155 $1,059 to $1,295

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hughes Springs, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 162
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 154
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.79%
Average Renter Household Size 3.12
Average Household Size 2.98
Median Household Income $25,234 ±$7,159
Median Rent $484 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.25% ± 14.56pp
Total Population 1,902

Population and Household Demographics

Hughes Springs is a city in Cass County, Texas with a population of 1,902. There are 603 households in the city with an average household size of 2.98 persons. 41.79% of households in Hughes Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hughes Springs

The median gross income for households in Hughes Springs is $25,234 a year, or $2,103 a month. The median rent for the city is $484 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hughes Springs, a household making less than $1,613 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Hughes Springs.

Area Median Income In Hughes Springs

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 Hughes Springs, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cass County.

In Hughes Springs, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,500

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 Hughes Springs

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 Hughes Springs

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200