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Affordable Housing In Seagraves
Gaines County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seagraves

Seagraves Gardens

1100 12th St
Seagraves, Texas

Seagraves Garden

1102 12th St
Seagraves, Texas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Seagraves, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 96 affordable apartments for rent in Seagraves, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Seagraves, Texas

Seagraves features 64 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 Seagraves, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Seagraves, Texas

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

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

2020 Seagraves, 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 $529 $570 $714 $1,030 $1,254
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $513 to $627 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $1,129 to $1,379

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Seagraves, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 96
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 64
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.54%
Average Renter Household Size 3.04
Average Household Size 3.13
Median Household Income $48,750 ±$18,648
Median Rent $674 ±$145
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.92% ± 16.41pp
Total Population 2,606

Population and Household Demographics

Seagraves is a city in Gaines County, Texas with a population of 2,606. There are 833 households in the city with an average household size of 3.13 persons. 38.54% of households in Seagraves are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Seagraves

The median gross income for households in Seagraves is $48,750 a year, or $4,063 a month. The median rent for the city is $674 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Seagraves, a household making less than $2,247 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Seagraves.

Area Median Income In Seagraves

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 Seagraves, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gaines County.

In Seagraves, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,900

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 Seagraves

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 Seagraves

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,050 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,450 $36,150 $38,850 $41,500 $44,200
80% of Median $37,450 $42,800 $48,150 $53,500 $57,800 $62,100 $66,350 $70,650