Affordable Housing In Littlefield
Lamb County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Littlefield

College Heights

934 E 14th St
Littlefield, Texas

Littlefield Manor

1601A S Wicker Ave
Littlefield, Texas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Littlefield, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 72 affordable apartments for rent in Littlefield, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Littlefield, Texas

Littlefield features 72 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 Littlefield, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Littlefield, Texas

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

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

2020 Littlefield, 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 research.

Littlefield, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 72
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 72
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.04%
Average Renter Household Size 3.16
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $35,642 ±$3,716
Median Rent $681 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.94% ± 12.33pp
Total Population 6,263

Population and Household Demographics

Littlefield is a City in Lamb County, Texas with a population of 6,263. There are 2,162 households in the city with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 31.04% of households in Littlefield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Littlefield

The median gross income for households in Littlefield is $35,642 a year, or $2,970 a month. The median rent for the city is $681 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Littlefield, a household making less than $2,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Littlefield.1

Area Median Income In Littlefield

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 Littlefield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lamb County.

In Littlefield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,800

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 Littlefield

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 Littlefield

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