Affordable Housing In Lefors
Gray County, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Lefors

Housing Authority Programs
Panhandle Community Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lefors, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Lefors, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Lefors, Texas

Lefors features 0 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 Lefors, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lefors.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lefors, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lefors landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lefors.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lefors, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $699 and $855.

2020 Lefors, 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 $576 $590 $777 $1,033 $1,168
Payment Standard Range $518 to $634 $531 to $649 $699 to $855 $930 to $1,136 $1,051 to $1,285

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lefors, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $47,188 ±$17,123
Median Rent $558 ±$147
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 10.42% ± 40.62pp
Total Population 374

Population and Household Demographics

Lefors is a City in Gray County, Texas with a population of 374. There are 163 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 29.45% of households in Lefors are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lefors

The median gross income for households in Lefors is $47,188 a year, or $3,932 a month. The median rent for the city is $558 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lefors, a household making less than $1,860 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 10.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Lefors.1

Area Median Income In Lefors

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 Lefors, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gray County.

In Lefors, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,600

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 Lefors

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 Lefors HUD Rental Assistance in Lefors

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,750 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,600 $40,000
50% of Median $21,250 $24,250 $27,300 $30,300 $32,750 $35,150 $37,600 $40,000
80% of Median $33,950 $38,800 $43,650 $48,500 $52,400 $56,300 $60,150 $64,050