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Affordable Housing In New Boston
Bowie County, Texas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Boston

Dogwood Plaza

304 E. Hoskins #1-40
New Boston, Texas
Income Based
1-3 BR

Link Homes

Oak Ter
New Boston, Texas
Income Based
1 BR

Wortham Circle

201-228 Westwood Circle
New Boston, Texas
Subsidized

Wilson Homes

229-240 N. East St.
New Boston, Texas
Subsidized

Oak Terrace Building 2

#99-100 S. Davis St.
New Boston, Texas
62+

Oak Terrace Building #1

400 E North st. #51-98,
New Boston, Texas

Corley Homes

151-200 Arbell Hubbard Dr.
New Boston, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve New Boston

Housing Authority Programs
Bowie County Housing Authority Public Housing
Bowie County Housing Authority Public Housing
Ark-Tex Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in New Boston, Texas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 229 affordable apartments for rent in New Boston, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in New Boston, Texas

New Boston features 229 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 New Boston, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Boston, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New Boston, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $713 and $871.

2020 New Boston, 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 $611 $624 $792 $996 $1,286
Payment Standard Range $550 to $672 $562 to $686 $713 to $871 $896 to $1,096 $1,157 to $1,415

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New Boston, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 229
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 229
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $29,221 ±$4,915
Median Rent $597 ±$116
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.71% ± 14.57pp
Total Population 4,730

Population and Household Demographics

New Boston is a city in Bowie County, Texas with a population of 4,730. There are 1,847 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 47.54% of households in New Boston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Boston

The median gross income for households in New Boston is $29,221 a year, or $2,435 a month. The median rent for the city is $597 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Boston, a household making less than $1,990 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.71% of households who rent are overburdened in New Boston.

Area Median Income In New Boston

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 New Boston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bowie County.

In New Boston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,800

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 New Boston

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 New Boston

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,300 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,250 $41,800
50% of Median $22,200 $25,350 $28,500 $31,650 $34,200 $36,750 $39,250 $41,800
80% of Median $35,500 $40,550 $45,600 $50,650 $54,750 $58,800 $62,850 $66,900