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Affordable Housing In Levelland
Hockley County, Texas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Levelland

Deer Creek Apartments

W Ellis St And Mkl St
Levelland, Texas

Levelland Manor

903 S Alamo Rd
Levelland, Texas

1108 13th St

1108 13th St
Levelland, Texas

Townhouse Plaza

400 N Cedar Ave
Levelland, Texas

Sunland Village

1835 Avenue I
Levelland, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Levelland

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Levelland, Texas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 236 affordable apartments for rent in Levelland, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Levelland, Texas

Levelland features 94 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 Levelland, Texas

There are 142 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Levelland.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Levelland, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Levelland landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Levelland.

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

2020 Levelland, 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 $611 $714 $928 $1,254
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $550 to $672 $643 to $785 $835 to $1,021 $1,129 to $1,379

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Levelland, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 236
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 94
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.73
Median Household Income $48,802 ±$4,494
Median Rent $649 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.74% ± 8.3pp
Total Population 13,823

Population and Household Demographics

Levelland is a city in Hockley County, Texas with a population of 13,823. There are 4,815 households in the city with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 38.01% of households in Levelland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Levelland

The median gross income for households in Levelland is $48,802 a year, or $4,067 a month. The median rent for the city is $649 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Levelland, a household making less than $2,163 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Levelland.

Area Median Income In Levelland

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 Levelland, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hockley County.

In Levelland, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,600

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 Levelland

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 Levelland

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,200 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,850 $41,350
50% of Median $21,950 $25,050 $28,200 $31,300 $33,850 $36,350 $38,850 $41,350
80% of Median $35,100 $40,100 $45,100 $50,100 $54,150 $58,150 $62,150 $66,150