Affordable Housing In Lamar County
Texas

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lamar County

Paris Retirement Village

1400 W Washington St
Paris, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Roxton Arms Apartments

606 Hackleman Rd
Roxton, TX
Subsidized

Park Gardens North Apartments

320 Stone Ave
Paris, TX
Subsidized

Golden Acres

311 Clarksville St
Paris, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Residences on Stillhouse Road

2810 Stillhouse Rd
Paris, TX
HCV Welcome

Ridgeview Townhomes

210 Stone Ave
Paris, TX
HCV Welcome

Glover Units

488 Bevill St
Deport, TX

George W Wright Homes

505 13th St SE
Paris, TX

630 W Division St

630 W Division St
Blossom, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Lamar County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Lamar County

Housing Authority Programs
Paris Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of Deport Public Housing
Housing Authority of Blossom Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lamar County, Texas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 710 affordable apartments for rent in Lamar County, Texas. Lamar County features 490 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 220 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lamar County.

Lamar County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 710
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 490
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $40,748 ±$1,632
Median Rent $661 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.57% ± 4.59pp
Total Population 49,566

Population and Household Demographics

Lamar County is a County in Texas with a population of 49,566. There are 19,026 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 34.72% of households in Lamar County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lamar County

The median gross income for households in Lamar County is $40,748 a year, or $3,396 a month. The median rent for the county is $661 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lamar County, a household making less than $2,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Lamar County.1

Area Median Income In Lamar 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 Lamar County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,100

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 Lamar 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 Lamar County HUD Rental Assistance in Lamar 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 Lamar County

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

From 1988 to 2004, 5 low income apartment communities containing 255 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lamar 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 Lamar 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 Lamar 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 Lamar 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
$522 $563 $719 $944 $1,262

Cities In Lamar County

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City Listings Served By
Reno 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reno is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Paris 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Paris are the Paris Housing Authority and Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Roxton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roxton is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Blossom 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blossom is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Deport 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deport is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Powderly 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Powderly is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Sun Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sun Valley is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Toco 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Toco is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.