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Affordable Housing In Queen City
Cass County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Queen City

Queen City Manor Ltd

806 Houston St
Queen City, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Queen City

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Queen City, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 36 affordable apartments for rent in Queen City, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Queen City, Texas

Queen City features 36 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 Queen City, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Queen City, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Queen City, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Queen 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 $538 $557 $734 $1,050 $1,177
Payment Standard Range $484 to $592 $501 to $613 $661 to $807 $945 to $1,155 $1,059 to $1,295

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Queen City, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 36
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 36
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.82%
Average Renter Household Size 3.14
Average Household Size 3.04
Median Household Income $35,387 ±$4,508
Median Rent $627 ±$120
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.07% ± 11.19pp
Total Population 1,863

Population and Household Demographics

Queen City is a city in Cass County, Texas with a population of 1,863. There are 613 households in the city with an average household size of 3.04 persons. 46.82% of households in Queen City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Queen City

The median gross income for households in Queen City is $35,387 a year, or $2,949 a month. The median rent for the city is $627 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Queen City, a household making less than $2,090 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Queen City.

Area Median Income In Queen 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 Queen City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cass County.

In Queen City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,500

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 Queen 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 Queen City

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