Affordable Housing In Lubbock County

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lubbock County

Silver Village

5401 54th St
Lubbock, TX
Income Based
1-2 BR

Parkview Place

6402 Hartford Ave
Lubbock, TX
Income Based
1 BR

Reserves at South Plains

2011 98th Street
Lubbock, TX
Income Based
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Emory Senior Living Apartments

500 N Martin Luther King Blvd
Lubbock, TX
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Cricket Court Apartments

1102 58th St
Lubbock, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Stonebridge at Ironton

7010 Ironton Ave
Lubbock, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Vineyards at Monterey

9410 Milwaukee Ave
Lubbock, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Reserves at Preston Trails

7102 Alcove Ave
Wolfforth, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Garden Apartments

1340 65th Dr
Lubbock, TX

Cornerstone Homes

222 Redbud Ave
Lubbock, TX

Other Housing Authorities located in Lubbock County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Lubbock Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher
Housing Authority of Slaton Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lubbock County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,905 affordable apartments for rent in Lubbock County, Texas. Lubbock County features 1,377 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,528 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lubbock County.

Lubbock County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 2,905
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,377
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $46,075 ±$738
Median Rent $811 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.73% ± 2.11pp
Total Population 290,782

Population and Household Demographics

Lubbock County is a County in Texas with a population of 290,782. There are 107,540 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 43.12% of households in Lubbock County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lubbock County

The median gross income for households in Lubbock County is $46,075 a year, or $3,840 a month. The median rent for the county is $811 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lubbock County, a household making less than $2,703 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Lubbock County.1

Area Median Income In Lubbock 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 Lubbock County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,200

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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock County HUD Rental Assistance in Lubbock County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,100 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,600 $41,100
50% of Median $21,800 $24,900 $28,000 $31,100 $33,600 $36,100 $38,600 $41,100
80% of Median $34,850 $39,800 $44,800 $49,750 $53,750 $57,750 $61,700 $65,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lubbock County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2006, 11 low income apartment communities containing 1,333 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lubbock County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Lubbock County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,800 $24,900 $28,000 $31,100 $33,600 $36,100 $38,600 $41,100
60% of Median $26,160 $29,880 $33,600 $37,320 $40,320 $43,320 $46,320 $49,320

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Lubbock County is $33,600 a year, or $2,800 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,800 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $840 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $545 $584 $700 $809 $903 $996
60% $654 $701 $840 $971 $1,083 $1,196
Fair Market Rents in Lubbock County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$613 $708 $858 $1,238 $1,506

Cities In Lubbock County

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City Listings Served By
Lubbock 23 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lubbock is the Housing Authority of Lubbock.
Idalou 1
Slaton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Slaton is the Housing Authority of Slaton.
Abernathy 0
Wolfforth 1
Buffalo Springs 0
New Deal 0
Ransom Canyon 0
Shallowater 0