Affordable Housing In Vernon
Wilbarger County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Vernon

Red River Senior Village

900 Ross Street
Vernon, TX
HCV Welcome

Chisholm Trail Crossing Apartments

4601 College Dr
Vernon, TX
HCV Welcome

Vernon Manor CO Ashcroft Group

4600 Woodland Ave
Vernon, TX
Subsidized

3311 Morton St

3311 Morton St
Vernon, TX
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 350 affordable apartments for rent in Vernon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 246 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Vernon, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 104 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Vernon

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Vernon Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Vernon, Texas

Vernon, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 350
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 246
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Total Population 10,887
Housing Units 4,305
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $39,353 ±$4,497
Median Rent $547 ±$83
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.23% ± 8.84pp

Population and Household Demographics

Vernon is a City in Wilbarger County, Texas with a population of 10,887. There are 4,305 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 38.79% of households in Vernon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Vernon

The median gross income for households in Vernon is $39,353 a year, or $3,279 a month. The median rent for the city is $547 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Vernon, a household making less than $1,823 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Vernon.1

Area Median Income In Vernon

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 Vernon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wilbarger County.

In Vernon, 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 Vernon

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 Vernon HUD Rental Assistance in Vernon

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 Vernon

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

From 1994 to 2007, 3 low income apartment communities containing 129 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Vernon 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 Vernon

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 Vernon 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 Vernon

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$526 $605 $700 $1,012 $1,230