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Affordable Housing In Orange Grove
Jim Wells County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orange Grove

Orange Grove Apartments

RR 1
Orange Grove, Texas

Orange Grove Housing Associates

700 Thiel
Orange Grove, Texas

Orange Grove Seniors Apartments

520 E Orange Ave
Orange Grove, Texas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Orange Grove, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 96 affordable apartments for rent in Orange Grove, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Orange Grove, Texas

Orange Grove features 72 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 Grove, Texas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orange Grove.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orange Grove, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orange Grove, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $791 and $967.

2021 Orange Grove, 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 $625 $667 $879 $1,093 $1,300
Payment Standard Range $563 to $688 $600 to $734 $791 to $967 $984 to $1,202 $1,170 to $1,430

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Orange Grove, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 96
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 72
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $57,083 ±$25,132
Median Rent $711 ±$246
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.37% ± 22.24pp
Total Population 1,422

Population and Household Demographics

Orange Grove is a city in Jim Wells County, Texas with a population of 1,422. There are 541 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 32.72% of households in Orange Grove are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orange Grove

The median gross income for households in Orange Grove is $57,083 a year, or $4,757 a month. The median rent for the city is $711 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orange Grove, a household making less than $2,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Orange Grove.

Area Median Income In Orange Grove

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 Grove, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jim Wells County.

In Orange Grove, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,400

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 Grove

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 Grove

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