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Affordable Housing In Lumberton
Hardin County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lumberton

La Belle Vie

765 N LHS Dr
Lumberton, Texas
Income Based
1 BR
62+

Lumberton Senior Village

8261 Mitchell Rd
Lumberton, Texas
$649-900
1-2 BR
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Housing Authorities that serve Lumberton

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lumberton, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 76 affordable apartments for rent in Lumberton, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Lumberton, Texas

Lumberton 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 Lumberton, Texas

There are 76 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lumberton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lumberton, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lumberton, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $771 and $943.

2020 Lumberton, 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 $623 $688 $857 $1,115 $1,180
Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $619 to $757 $771 to $943 $1,004 to $1,227 $1,062 to $1,298

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lumberton, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 76
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $61,963 ±$4,345
Median Rent $861 ±$84
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.74% ± 11.39pp
Total Population 12,216

Population and Household Demographics

Lumberton is a city in Hardin County, Texas with a population of 12,216. There are 4,628 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 28.72% of households in Lumberton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lumberton

The median gross income for households in Lumberton is $61,963 a year, or $5,164 a month. The median rent for the city is $861 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lumberton, a household making less than $2,870 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 Lumberton.

Area Median Income In Lumberton

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 Lumberton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hardin County.

In Lumberton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500

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 Lumberton

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 Lumberton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,200 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,650 $27,000 $30,400 $33,750 $36,450 $39,150 $41,850 $44,550
80% of Median $37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $54,000 $58,350 $62,650 $67,000 $71,300