Affordable Housing In Jim Wells County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jim Wells County

Orange Grove Apartments

RR 1
Orange Grove, TX
HCV Welcome

San Diego Creek Apartments

1499 Easterling Drive
Alice, TX
HCV Welcome

Easterling Village Apts.

1455 Easterling Drive
Alice, TX

Orange Grove Housing Associates

700 Thiel
Orange Grove, TX

Alice Village Apartments

123 Terrell St
Alice, TX

125 Olmito St

125 Olmito St
Alice, TX

Casa Real

1300 Wyoming St
Alice, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Guadalupe Haciendas Apartments

2015 S Cameron St
Alice, TX

Heritage Apartments

600 E Front St
Alice, TX

Orange Grove Seniors Apartments

520 E Orange Ave
Orange Grove, TX
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Other Housing Authorities located in Jim Wells County

Housing Authority Programs
Alice Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jim Wells County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 678 affordable apartments for rent in Jim Wells County, Texas. Jim Wells County features 582 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 96 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jim Wells County.

Jim Wells County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 678
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 582
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.68%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.97
Median Household Income $42,986 ±$4,198
Median Rent $711 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.11% ± 6.45pp
Total Population 41,461

Population and Household Demographics

Jim Wells County is a County in Texas with a population of 41,461. There are 13,829 households in the county with an average household size of 2.97 persons. 31.68% of households in Jim Wells County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jim Wells County

The median gross income for households in Jim Wells County is $42,986 a year, or $3,582 a month. The median rent for the county is $711 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jim Wells County, a household making less than $2,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Jim Wells County.1

Area Median Income In Jim Wells 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 Jim Wells County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,800

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 Jim Wells 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 Jim Wells County HUD Rental Assistance in Jim Wells County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Jim Wells County

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

From 1987 to 2006, 3 low income apartment communities containing 120 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jim Wells 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 Jim Wells County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

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 Jim Wells County is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 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% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in Jim Wells 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$601 $628 $827 $1,031 $1,120

Cities In Jim Wells County

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City Listings Served By
Alice 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alice is the Alice Housing Authority.
Orange Grove 3
Premont 0
Alfred 0
Alice Acres 0
Amargosa 0
Coyote Acres 0
K Bar Ranch 0
Loma Linda East 0
Owl Ranch 0
Rancho Alegre 0
Sandia 0
South La Paloma 0
Westdale 0
K-Bar Ranch 0