Affordable Housing In Orange
Orange County, Texas

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orange

Velma Jeter Manor

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

Park Avenue Manor

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

James Zay Roberts Plaza

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

Cypresswood Crossing

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

Willow Bend

4030 Sikes Rd
Orange, TX

Heritage Center of Orange

100 College St
Orange, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Pineywoods Community Orange

205 W Park Ave
Orange, TX
HCV Welcome

Optimist Village

3650 Optimist Way
Orange, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Arbor Pines Apartments Homes

653 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Orange, TX
HCV Welcome

Craig and Alexander Homes

2033 4th St
Orange, TX

There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,157 affordable apartments for rent in Orange. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 647 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Orange, HUD housing programs support 70 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 382 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Orange, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,157
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 647
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Total Population 18,945
Housing Units 7,858
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $40,126 ±$2,982
Median Rent $726 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.41% ± 7.4pp

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.1

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 $65,200

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 Orange 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 $13,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,050
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
80% of Median $36,550 $41,750 $46,950 $52,150 $56,350 $60,500 $64,700 $68,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Orange

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1998 to 2007, 2 low income apartment communities containing 382 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Orange by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Orange

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
60% of Median $27,420 $31,320 $35,220 $39,120 $42,300 $45,420 $48,540 $51,660

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Orange is $35,220 a year, or $2,935 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,935 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $881 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $571 $612 $734 $848 $946 $1,044
60% $686 $734 $881 $1,018 $1,136 $1,253
Fair Market Rents in Orange

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$647 $745 $920 $1,187 $1,310