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Affordable Housing In Lamar County

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lamar County

Paris Retirement Village

1400 W Washington St
Paris, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Roxton Arms Apartments

606 Hackleman Rd
Roxton, Texas

Park Gardens North Apartments

320 Stone Ave
Paris, Texas

Golden Acres

311 Clarksville St
Paris, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Residences on Stillhouse Road

2810 Stillhouse Rd
Paris, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Ridgeview Townhomes

210 Stone Ave
Paris, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Glover Units

488 Bevill St
Deport, Texas

George W Wright Homes

505 13th St SE
Paris, Texas

630 W Division St

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lamar County, Texas

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 710 affordable apartments for rent in Lamar County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Lamar County, Texas

Lamar County features 490 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 Lamar County, Texas

There are 220 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lamar County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lamar County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lamar County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lamar County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lamar County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $647 and $791.

2020 Lamar 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
Fair Market Rent $522 $563 $719 $944 $1,262
Payment Standard Range $470 to $574 $507 to $619 $647 to $791 $850 to $1,038 $1,136 to $1,388

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

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.

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 $56,600

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 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 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 $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200

Cities In Lamar County

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