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Affordable Housing In Upshur County
Texas

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Upshur County

Gates

700 E Scott St
Gilmer, Texas
Subsidized

Gilmer Capital CO Ashcroft Group

800 N Bradford St
Gilmer, Texas

401 E Beck St

401 E Beck St
Big Sandy, Texas

Big Sandy Manor

615 N Robinson St
Big Sandy, Texas
Subsidized

The Meadows Apartments

1276 State Highway 155 N
Gilmer, Texas
Subsidized

Sorrells Park Proj

103 Wilson St
Gilmer, Texas

Hillcrest Manor Affordable Housing

406 Mcdonald St
Big Sandy, Texas
Subsidized

The Meadows

916 State Highway 155 N
Gilmer, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Upshur County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Upshur County, Texas

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 393 affordable apartments for rent in Upshur County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Upshur County, Texas

Upshur County features 339 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 Upshur County, Texas

There are 54 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Upshur County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Upshur County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Upshur County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $826 and $1,010.

2020 Upshur 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 $616 $781 $918 $1,228 $1,464
Payment Standard Range $554 to $678 $703 to $859 $826 to $1,010 $1,105 to $1,351 $1,318 to $1,610

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Upshur County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 393
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 339
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.85
Average Household Size 2.85
Median Household Income $46,673 ±$2,967
Median Rent $735 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.11% ± 5.84pp
Total Population 40,096

Population and Household Demographics

Upshur County is a county in Texas with a population of 40,096. There are 13,844 households in the county with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 21.15% of households in Upshur County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Upshur County

The median gross income for households in Upshur County is $46,673 a year, or $3,889 a month. The median rent for the county is $735 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Upshur County, a household making less than $2,450 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Upshur County.

Area Median Income In Upshur 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 Upshur County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,800

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 Upshur 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 Upshur 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 $39,250 $41,800
50% of Median $22,200 $25,350 $28,500 $31,650 $34,200 $36,750 $39,250 $41,800
80% of Median $35,500 $40,550 $45,600 $50,650 $54,750 $58,800 $62,850 $66,900

Cities In Upshur County

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City Served By
Big Sandy The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Big Sandy are the Housing Authority of Big Sandy and Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Gilmer The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gilmer are the Housing Authority of Gilmer and Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Ore City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ore City is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Union Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union Grove is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.