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Affordable Housing In Jim Wells County

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jim Wells County

Orange Grove Apartments

RR 1
Orange Grove, Texas

San Diego Creek Apartments

1499 Easterling Drive
Alice, Texas

Easterling Village Apts.

1455 Easterling Drive
Alice, Texas

Orange Grove Housing Associates

700 Thiel
Orange Grove, Texas

Alice Village Apartments

123 Terrell St
Alice, Texas

125 Olmito St

125 Olmito St
Alice, Texas

Casa Real

1300 Wyoming St
Alice, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Guadalupe Haciendas Apartments

2015 S Cameron St
Alice, Texas

Heritage Apartments

600 E Front St
Alice, Texas

Orange Grove Seniors Apartments

520 E Orange Ave
Orange Grove, Texas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jim Wells County, Texas

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 710 affordable apartments for rent in Jim Wells County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Jim Wells County, Texas

Jim Wells County features 614 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 Jim Wells County, Texas

There are 96 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jim Wells County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jim Wells County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jim Wells County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jim Wells County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jim Wells County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $791 and $967.

2021 Jim Wells 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
Jim Wells County, Texas Fair Market Rent $625 $667 $879 $1,093 $1,300
Jim Wells County, Texas Payment Standard Range $563 to $688 $600 to $734 $791 to $967 $984 to $1,202 $1,170 to $1,430

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jim Wells County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 710
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 614
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.

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 $55,600

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Jim Wells County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jim Wells County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jim Wells County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,450 $32,900 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jim Wells County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,100 $39,000 $43,850 $48,700 $52,600 $56,500 $60,400 $64,300

Cities In Jim Wells County

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City Served By
Alice The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alice is the Alice Housing Authority.
Alice Acres
Coyote Acres
K Bar Ranch
K-Bar Ranch
Loma Linda East
Orange Grove
Owl Ranch
Rancho Alegre
South La Paloma