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Affordable Housing In Lynn County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lynn County

2109 S 1st St

2109 S 1st St
Tahoka, Texas

West Gates Apartments

2100 N 7th St
Tahoka, Texas

Lockwood Apts

2124 Lockwood Dr
Tahoka, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Lynn County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lynn County, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Lynn County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Lynn County, Texas

Lynn County features 80 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 Lynn County, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lynn County, Texas

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

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

2020 Lynn County, 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 $512 $627 $714 $1,009 $1,254
Payment Standard Range $461 to $563 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $908 to $1,110 $1,129 to $1,379

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lynn County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $39,526 ±$3,833
Median Rent $580 ±$69
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.77% ± 9.26pp
Total Population 5,764

Population and Household Demographics

Lynn County is a county in Texas with a population of 5,764. There are 2,188 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 27.74% of households in Lynn County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lynn County

The median gross income for households in Lynn County is $39,526 a year, or $3,294 a month. The median rent for the county is $580 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lynn County, a household making less than $1,933 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Lynn County.

Area Median Income In Lynn 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 Lynn County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,100

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 Lynn 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Lynn County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200

Cities In Lynn County

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City Served By
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Tahoka The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tahoka is the Tahoka Housing Authority.