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Affordable Housing In Rains County

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rains County

Abbington Walk of Emory

Spence Drive
Emory, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

212 Avenue a

212 Avenue a
Point, Texas

Alba Housing

699 E Mockingbird St
Alba, Texas

200 Avenue a

200 Avenue a
Point, Texas

145 N Osborn St

145 N Osborn St
Alba, Texas

Emory Manor Apartments

Dunbar and Tx Hwy 19
Emory, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Point Housing

200 Ave A
Point, Texas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Rains County, Texas

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 184 affordable apartments for rent in Rains County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Rains County, Texas

Rains County features 42 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 Rains County, Texas

There are 142 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rains County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rains County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rains County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Rains 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 $518 $594 $714 $964 $975
Payment Standard Range $466 to $570 $535 to $653 $643 to $785 $868 to $1,060 $878 to $1,073

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rains County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 184
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 42
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $48,448 ±$3,953
Median Rent $662 ±$82
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.25% ± 8.29pp
Total Population 11,037

Population and Household Demographics

Rains County is a county in Texas with a population of 11,037. There are 4,201 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 19.04% of households in Rains County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rains County

The median gross income for households in Rains County is $48,448 a year, or $4,037 a month. The median rent for the county is $662 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rains County, a household making less than $2,207 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Rains County.

Area Median Income In Rains 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 Rains County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Rains 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 Rains County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,450 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,200
50% of Median $22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,100 $39,650 $42,200
80% of Median $35,800 $40,900 $46,000 $51,100 $55,200 $59,300 $63,400 $67,500

Cities In Rains County

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City Served By
East Tawakoni
Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Point is the Housing Authority of Point.