Cheap Apartments In Jim Wells County
Texas

San Diego Creek Apartments

1499 Easterling Drive
Alice, TX
HCV Welcome

Easterling Village Apts.

1455 Easterling Drive
Alice, TX
Subsidized

Orange Grove Housing Associates

700 Thiel
Orange Grove, TX
Subsidized

Alice Village Apartments

123 Terrell St
Alice, TX
Subsidized

125 Olmito St

125 Olmito St
Alice, TX
Subsidized

San Diego Creek Apartments

1499 Easterling Drive
Alice, TX
HCV Welcome

Easterling Village Apts.

1455 Easterling Drive
Alice, TX
Subsidized

Orange Grove Housing Associates

700 Thiel
Orange Grove, TX
Subsidized

Alice Village Apartments

123 Terrell St
Alice, TX
Subsidized

125 Olmito St

125 Olmito St
Alice, TX
Subsidized

There are 10 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 678 affordable apartments for rent in Jim Wells County, Texas. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 582 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 247 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Jim Wells County. There are 192 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Jim Wells County, Texas

Jim Wells County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 678
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 582
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.68%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Total Population 41,461
Housing Units 13,829
Average Household Size 2.97
Median Household Income $42,986 ±$4,198
Median Rent $711 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.11% ± 6.45pp

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

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 6.45 percentage points.

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 $56,000

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 $12,140 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $32,800 $35,050 $37,300
50% of Median $19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $30,550 $32,800 $35,050 $37,300
80% of Median $31,650 $36,200 $40,700 $45,200 $48,850 $52,450 $56,050 $59,700

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Jim Wells County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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 $19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $30,550 $32,800 $35,050 $37,300
HERA 50% $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
60% of Median $23,760 $27,120 $30,540 $33,900 $36,660 $39,360 $42,060 $44,760
HERA 60% $25,500 $29,160 $32,820 $36,420 $39,360 $42,300 $45,180 $48,120

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 $30,540 a year, or $2,545 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,545 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $764 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% $495 $530 $636 $735 $820 $904
60% $594 $636 $764 $882 $984 $1,085
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.

2018 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$619 $623 $829 $1,039 $1,129

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