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Affordable Housing In Vidor
Orange County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Vidor

Twelve Oaks

2405 Hwy 12
Vidor, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Honeysuckle Court Apartments

600 S Main St
Vidor, Texas

Auburn Square

290 N Main St
Vidor, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Vidor

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Orange County Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Vidor, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 176 affordable apartments for rent in Vidor, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Vidor, Texas

Vidor features 96 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 Vidor, Texas

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Vidor.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Vidor, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Vidor landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Vidor.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Vidor, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $771 and $943.

2020 Vidor, 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 $623 $688 $857 $1,115 $1,180
Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $619 to $757 $771 to $943 $1,004 to $1,227 $1,062 to $1,298

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Vidor, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 176
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 96
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $40,134 ±$4,203
Median Rent $733 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.67% ± 13.02pp
Total Population 10,887

Population and Household Demographics

Vidor is a city in Orange County, Texas with a population of 10,887. There are 4,201 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 26.92% of households in Vidor are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Vidor

The median gross income for households in Vidor is $40,134 a year, or $3,345 a month. The median rent for the city is $733 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Vidor, a household making less than $2,443 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Vidor.

Area Median Income In Vidor

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 Vidor, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Vidor, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500

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 Vidor

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 Vidor

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,200 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,650 $27,000 $30,400 $33,750 $36,450 $39,150 $41,850 $44,550
80% of Median $37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $54,000 $58,350 $62,650 $67,000 $71,300