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Affordable Housing In Orange
Orange County, Texas

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orange

Park Avenue Manor

2540 W Park Ave
Orange, Texas
Income Based
1-3 BR

Velma Jeter Manor

2500 Allie Payne Rd
Orange, Texas
Income Based
1-3 BR

James Zay Roberts Plaza

610 Burton Ave
Orange, Texas
Income Based
1-3 BR

Cypresswood Crossing

1010 TX Highway 87
Orange, Texas
Income Based
1-3 BR

Willow Bend

4030 Sikes Rd
Orange, Texas

Heritage Center of Orange

100 College St
Orange, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pineywoods Community Orange

205 W Park Ave
Orange, Texas

Optimist Village

3650 Optimist Way
Orange, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Arbor Pines Apartments Homes

653 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Orange, Texas

Craig and Alexander Homes

2033 4th St
Orange, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Orange

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Orange County Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Orange Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orange, Texas

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,157 affordable apartments for rent in Orange, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Orange, Texas

Orange features 647 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 Orange, Texas

There are 382 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orange.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orange, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Orange landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Orange.

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

2020 Orange, 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 research.

Orange, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,157
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 647
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $40,126 ±$2,982
Median Rent $726 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.41% ± 7.4pp
Total Population 18,945

Population and Household Demographics

Orange is a city in Orange County, Texas with a population of 18,945. There are 7,858 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 40.06% of households in Orange are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orange

The median gross income for households in Orange is $40,126 a year, or $3,344 a month. The median rent for the city is $726 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orange, a household making less than $2,420 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Orange.

Area Median Income In Orange

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 Orange, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Orange, 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 Orange

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 Orange

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