Affordable Housing In Jamaica Beach
Galveston County, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Jamaica Beach

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jamaica Beach, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Jamaica Beach, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Jamaica Beach, Texas

Jamaica Beach features 0 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 Jamaica Beach, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jamaica Beach, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jamaica Beach, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $986 and $1,206.

2020 Jamaica Beach, 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 $826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878
Payment Standard Range $743 to $909 $817 to $999 $986 to $1,206 $1,337 to $1,634 $1,690 to $2,066

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jamaica Beach, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.54%
Average Renter Household Size 1.61
Average Household Size 1.88
Median Household Income $58,889 ±$22,393
Median Rent $897 ±$91
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.06% ± 27.26pp
Total Population 1,008

Population and Household Demographics

Jamaica Beach is a City in Galveston County, Texas with a population of 1,008. There are 536 households in the city with an average household size of 1.88 persons. 28.54% of households in Jamaica Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jamaica Beach

The median gross income for households in Jamaica Beach is $58,889 a year, or $4,907 a month. The median rent for the city is $897 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jamaica Beach, a household making less than $2,990 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Jamaica Beach.1

Area Median Income In Jamaica Beach

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 Jamaica Beach, the AMI is calculated from all households within Galveston County.

In Jamaica Beach, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Jamaica Beach

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 Jamaica Beach

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600