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Affordable Housing In Refugio County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Refugio County

Refugio Apartments

405 Osage St
Refugio, Texas

Refugio Elderly Housing

602 W Commons St
Refugio, Texas

Mission Oaks

411 Swift St
Refugio, Texas
Accepts Vouchers
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Refugio County, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 164 affordable apartments for rent in Refugio County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Refugio County, Texas

Refugio County features 132 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 Refugio County, Texas

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Refugio County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Refugio County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Refugio County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Refugio County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Refugio County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $659 and $805.

2020 Refugio 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 $543 $643 $732 $918 $1,101
Payment Standard Range $489 to $597 $579 to $707 $659 to $805 $826 to $1,010 $991 to $1,211

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Refugio County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 164
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 132
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $44,240 ±$4,317
Median Rent $645 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.54% ± 10.6pp
Total Population 7,277

Population and Household Demographics

Refugio County is a county in Texas with a population of 7,277. There are 2,753 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 26.08% of households in Refugio County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Refugio County

The median gross income for households in Refugio County is $44,240 a year, or $3,687 a month. The median rent for the county is $645 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Refugio County, a household making less than $2,150 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Refugio County.

Area Median Income In Refugio 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 Refugio County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,400

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 Refugio 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 Refugio County

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 $39,350 $41,850
50% of Median $22,200 $25,400 $28,550 $31,700 $34,250 $36,800 $39,350 $41,850
80% of Median $35,500 $40,600 $45,650 $50,700 $54,800 $58,850 $62,900 $66,950

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