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Affordable Housing In Sweetwater
Nolan County, Texas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sweetwater

Sun Village I ( One )

1217 Coral Dr
Sweetwater, Texas

Northwest Apartments

408 Robert Lee St
Sweetwater, Texas

Mustang Heights Apartments

815 E Arizona Ave
Sweetwater, Texas


1200 Town Creek Dr
Sweetwater, Texas

Apache Bend

515 Newman St.
Sweetwater, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Sweetwater

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Sweetwater Public Housing
Abilene Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP); Public Housing Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sweetwater, Texas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 424 affordable apartments for rent in Sweetwater, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Sweetwater, Texas

Sweetwater features 338 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 Sweetwater, Texas

There are 86 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sweetwater.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sweetwater, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sweetwater landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sweetwater.

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

2020 Sweetwater, 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 $542 $714 $937 $1,254
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $843 to $1,031 $1,129 to $1,379

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sweetwater, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 424
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 338
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $32,259 ±$4,809
Median Rent $579 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.15% ± 7.67pp
Total Population 10,794

Population and Household Demographics

Sweetwater is a city in Nolan County, Texas with a population of 10,794. There are 3,997 households in the city with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 38.63% of households in Sweetwater are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sweetwater

The median gross income for households in Sweetwater is $32,259 a year, or $2,688 a month. The median rent for the city is $579 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sweetwater, a household making less than $1,930 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Sweetwater.

Area Median Income In Sweetwater

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 Sweetwater, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nolan County.

In Sweetwater, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,400

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 Sweetwater

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 Sweetwater

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 $35,050 $37,450 $39,900
50% of Median $21,150 $24,200 $27,200 $30,200 $32,650 $35,050 $37,450 $39,900
80% of Median $33,850 $38,650 $43,500 $48,300 $52,200 $56,050 $59,900 $63,800