Affordable Housing In Sulphur Springs
Hopkins County, Texas

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sulphur Springs

Trinity Oaks Apartments

600 Woodlawn St
Sulphur Springs, TX

M538090, 1000 South League Street

100 League
Sulphur Springs, TX
HCV Welcome

Shadowridge Apartments

1230 Jackson St N
Sulphur Springs, TX

Harrington Road 3

FM Harrington Rd
Sulphur Springs, TX
HCV Welcome

Heartland Village Apartments

749 Wildcat Way
Sulphur Springs, TX
HCV Welcome

604 and 606 Jefferson Street

604 Jefferson St E
Sulphur Springs, TX
HCV Welcome

820 Church Street

820 Church St
Sulphur Springs, TX
HCV Welcome

307 Carter

307 Carter St
Sulphur Springs, TX
HCV Welcome

Sulphur Springs Pioneer Crossing for Seniors

668 Gossett Ln
Sulphur Springs, TX
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Sulphur Springs

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sulphur Springs, Texas

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 265 affordable apartments for rent in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Sulphur Springs features 72 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 193 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sulphur Springs.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sulphur Springs, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 265
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 72
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $38,000 ±$4,224
Median Rent $674 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.76% ± 6.97pp
Total Population 15,780

Population and Household Demographics

Sulphur Springs is a City in Hopkins County, Texas with a population of 15,780. There are 5,920 households in the city with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 45.66% of households in Sulphur Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sulphur Springs

The median gross income for households in Sulphur Springs is $38,000 a year, or $3,167 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 Sulphur Springs, a household making less than $2,247 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Sulphur Springs.1

Area Median Income In Sulphur Springs

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 Sulphur Springs, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hopkins County.

In Sulphur Springs, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,400

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 Sulphur Springs

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 Sulphur Springs HUD Rental Assistance in Sulphur Springs

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Sulphur Springs

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 1991, 6 low income apartment communities containing 244 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Sulphur Springs by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Sulphur Springs

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Sulphur Springs is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in Sulphur Springs

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$561 $597 $756 $1,091 $1,153