Affordable Housing In West Orange
Orange County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Orange

Whispering Oaks

2835 Western Ave
West Orange, TX
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve West Orange

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Orange, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in West Orange, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in West Orange, Texas

West Orange features 0 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 West Orange, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Orange.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Orange, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Orange landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in West Orange.

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

2020 West Orange, 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.

West Orange, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $40,801 ±$6,874
Median Rent $742 ±$92
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.45% ± 16.53pp
Total Population 3,452

Population and Household Demographics

West Orange is a City in Orange County, Texas with a population of 3,452. There are 1,483 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 32.64% of households in West Orange are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Orange

The median gross income for households in West Orange is $40,801 a year, or $3,400 a month. The median rent for the city is $742 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Orange, a household making less than $2,473 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.45% of households who rent are overburdened in West Orange.1

Area Median Income In West Orange

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

In West Orange, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,200

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 West Orange

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 West Orange HUD Rental Assistance in West Orange

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,050
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
80% of Median $36,550 $41,750 $46,950 $52,150 $56,350 $60,500 $64,700 $68,850