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Affordable Housing In Wellington
Collingsworth County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wellington

100 W 13th St

100 W 13th St
Wellington, Texas

Wellington I Apartments

9th Arlington St
Wellington, Texas
Subsidized

Wellington II Apartments

8th Ennis St
Wellington, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Wellington

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Wellington Public Housing
Panhandle Community Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wellington, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 73 affordable apartments for rent in Wellington, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Wellington, Texas

Wellington features 57 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 Wellington, Texas

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wellington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wellington, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wellington landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Wellington.

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

2020 Wellington, 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 $570 $714 $890 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $513 to $627 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wellington, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 73
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 57
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $38,380 ±$7,529
Median Rent $483 ±$97
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 21.03% ± 7.1pp
Total Population 2,306

Population and Household Demographics

Wellington is a city in Collingsworth County, Texas with a population of 2,306. There are 793 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 26.99% of households in Wellington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wellington

The median gross income for households in Wellington is $38,380 a year, or $3,198 a month. The median rent for the city is $483 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wellington, a household making less than $1,610 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 21.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Wellington.

Area Median Income In Wellington

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 Wellington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Collingsworth County.

In Wellington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,200

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 Wellington

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 Wellington

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 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200