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Affordable Housing In Lamb County
Texas

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lamb County

College Heights

934 E 14th St
Littlefield, Texas
Subsidized

Texas

13th B
Olton, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Littlefield Manor

1601A S Wicker Ave
Littlefield, Texas
Subsidized

Earth Housing Development Corp

101 SW 2nd St
Earth, Texas
Subsidized

Amherst Capital Lp

First and Madison
Amherst, Texas

Amherst Capital Apartments

1st St and Madison Ave
Amherst, Texas
Subsidized

Plains West Apts

201 State St
Sudan, Texas

Xit Apts

12th and Hail St
Littlefield, Texas

Windmill Village

930 Irvin St
Littlefield, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Lamb County

Housing Authority Programs
South Plains Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lamb County, Texas

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 176 affordable apartments for rent in Lamb County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Lamb County, Texas

Lamb County features 127 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 Lamb County, Texas

There are 30 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lamb County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lamb County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lamb County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Lamb 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 $529 $627 $714 $893 $967
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $804 to $982 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lamb County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 176
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 127
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.97
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $39,851 ±$3,148
Median Rent $622 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 21.77% ± 5.89pp
Total Population 13,742

Population and Household Demographics

Lamb County is a county in Texas with a population of 13,742. There are 4,865 households in the county with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 30.22% of households in Lamb County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lamb County

The median gross income for households in Lamb County is $39,851 a year, or $3,321 a month. The median rent for the county is $622 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lamb County, a household making less than $2,073 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 21.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Lamb County.

Area Median Income In Lamb 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 Lamb County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,800

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 Lamb 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 Lamb 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 Lamb County

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City Served By
Amherst
Earth
Littlefield
Olton
Spade
Springlake
Sudan