Affordable Housing In Upshur County
Texas

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Upshur County

Gates

700 E Scott St
Gilmer, TX
Subsidized

Gilmer Capital CO Ashcroft Group

800 N Bradford St
Gilmer, TX
Accepts Vouchers

401 E Beck St

401 E Beck St
Big Sandy, TX

Big Sandy Manor

615 N Robinson St
Big Sandy, TX
Subsidized

The Meadows Apartments

1276 State Highway 155 N
Gilmer, TX
Subsidized

Sorrells Park Proj

103 Wilson St
Gilmer, TX

Hillcrest Manor Affordable Housing

406 Mcdonald St
Big Sandy, TX
Subsidized

The Meadows

916 State Highway 155 N
Gilmer, TX
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Upshur County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Upshur County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Gilmer Public Housing
Housing Authority of Big Sandy Public Housing

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.

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.1

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 $57,400

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 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 $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

Cities In Upshur County

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City Listings Served By
Gilmer 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gilmer are the Housing Authority of Gilmer and Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Big Sandy 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Big Sandy are the Housing Authority of Big Sandy and Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Ore City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ore City is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Union Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union Grove is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.