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Affordable Housing In South La Paloma
Jim Wells County, Texas

Guide To Affordable Housing in South La Paloma, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in South La Paloma, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in South La Paloma, Texas

South La Paloma 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 South La Paloma, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in South La Paloma, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in South La Paloma, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $791 and $967.

2021 South La Paloma, 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 $625 $667 $879 $1,093 $1,300
Payment Standard Range $563 to $688 $600 to $734 $791 to $967 $984 to $1,202 $1,170 to $1,430

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

South La Paloma, 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 69.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $28,523 ±$12,726
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.29% ± 58.62pp
Total Population 326

Population and Household Demographics

South La Paloma is a city in Jim Wells County, Texas with a population of 326. There are 121 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 69.42% of households in South La Paloma are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in South La Paloma

The median gross income for households in South La Paloma is $28,523 a year, or $2,377 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In South La Paloma, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.29% of households who rent are overburdened in South La Paloma.

Area Median Income In South La Paloma

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 South La Paloma, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jim Wells County.

In South La Paloma, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,400

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 South La Paloma

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 South La Paloma

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