Affordable Housing In Lamesa
Dawson County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lamesa

Northridge Ret Center

100 NE 27th St
Lamesa, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hillcrest Duplexes

S 11th St
Lamesa, Texas

Lamesa Seniors

122 NE 27th St
Lamesa, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Lamesa

Housing Authority Programs
Lamesa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lamesa, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 123 affordable apartments for rent in Lamesa, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Lamesa, Texas

Lamesa features 75 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 Lamesa, Texas

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lamesa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lamesa, Texas

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

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

2020 Lamesa, 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 $1,009 $1,013
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $908 to $1,110 $912 to $1,114

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lamesa, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 123
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 75
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $40,757 ±$3,314
Median Rent $594 ±$63
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 17.76% ± 7.63pp
Total Population 9,343

Population and Household Demographics

Lamesa is a City in Dawson County, Texas with a population of 9,343. There are 3,450 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 28.72% of households in Lamesa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lamesa

The median gross income for households in Lamesa is $40,757 a year, or $3,396 a month. The median rent for the city is $594 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lamesa, a household making less than $1,980 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 17.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Lamesa.1

Area Median Income In Lamesa

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Lamesa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dawson County.

In Lamesa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,300

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 Lamesa

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 Lamesa

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