Affordable Housing In Orange County
17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orange County
Housing Authorities that serve Orange County
|Housing Authority of Orange County||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 County, Texas
There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,413 affordable apartments for rent in Orange County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Orange County, Texas
Orange County features 743 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 County, Texas
There are 542 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orange County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Orange County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Orange County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Orange County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orange County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $771 and $943.
2020 Orange 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||$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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Orange County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||17|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,413|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||743|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||23.54%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.42|
|Average Household Size||2.57|
|Median Household Income||$49,763 ±$2,575|
|Median Rent||$748 ±$22|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||38.86% ± 4.48pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Orange County is a county in Texas with a population of 83,217. There are 32,054 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 23.54% of households in Orange County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Orange County
The median gross income for households in Orange County is $49,763 a year, or $4,147 a month. The median rent for the county is $748 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orange County, a household making less than $2,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Orange County.
Area Median Income In Orange 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 Orange County, 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 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 Orange County
|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|
Cities In Orange County
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