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Affordable Housing In Muleshoe
Bailey County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Muleshoe

Harmon Elliott Complex

901 W Avenue K
Muleshoe, Texas

Tumbleweed Apts

301 East 6th
Muleshoe, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Muleshoe

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Muleshoe, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 89 affordable apartments for rent in Muleshoe, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Muleshoe, Texas

Muleshoe features 16 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 Muleshoe, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Muleshoe, Texas

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

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

2020 Muleshoe, 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 $1,030 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Muleshoe, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 89
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.87%
Average Renter Household Size 3.09
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $35,619 ±$6,001
Median Rent $669 ±$131
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.31% ± 19.27pp
Total Population 5,300

Population and Household Demographics

Muleshoe is a city in Bailey County, Texas with a population of 5,300. There are 1,810 households in the city with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 32.87% of households in Muleshoe are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Muleshoe

The median gross income for households in Muleshoe is $35,619 a year, or $2,968 a month. The median rent for the city is $669 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Muleshoe, a household making less than $2,230 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Muleshoe.

Area Median Income In Muleshoe

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 Muleshoe, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bailey County.

In Muleshoe, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,700

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 Muleshoe

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 Muleshoe

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