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Affordable Housing In Ore City
Upshur County, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Ore City

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ore City, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Ore City, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Ore City, Texas

Ore City features 0 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 Ore City, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ore City, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ore City, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $765 and $935.

2021 Ore City, 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 $603 $721 $850 $1,152 $1,351
Payment Standard Range $543 to $663 $649 to $793 $765 to $935 $1,037 to $1,267 $1,216 to $1,486

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ore City, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $38,250 ±$10,895
Median Rent $702 ±$173
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.88% ± 26.01pp
Total Population 981

Population and Household Demographics

Ore City is a city in Upshur County, Texas with a population of 981. There are 376 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 31.38% of households in Ore City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ore City

The median gross income for households in Ore City is $38,250 a year, or $3,188 a month. The median rent for the city is $702 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ore City, a household making less than $2,340 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Ore City.

Area Median Income In Ore City

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 Ore City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Upshur County.

In Ore City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,800

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 Ore City

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 Ore City

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