Affordable Housing In Wheeler County
Housing Authorities that serve Wheeler County
|Panhandle Community Services||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Wheeler County, Texas
There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Wheeler County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Wheeler County, Texas
Wheeler County 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 Wheeler County, Texas
There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wheeler County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Wheeler County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wheeler County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Wheeler County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wheeler County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.
2020 Wheeler County, 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||$627||$714||$890||$1,059|
|Payment Standard Range||$476 to $582||$564 to $690||$643 to $785||$801 to $979||$953 to $1,165|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Wheeler County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||0|
|Total Low Income Apartments||0|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||0|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||30.09%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.38|
|Average Household Size||2.42|
|Median Household Income||$52,221 ±$3,197|
|Median Rent||$618 ±$51|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||14.93% ± 6.72pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Wheeler County is a county in Texas with a population of 5,618. There are 2,293 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 30.09% of households in Wheeler County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Wheeler County
The median gross income for households in Wheeler County is $52,221 a year, or $4,352 a month. The median rent for the county is $618 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wheeler County, a household making less than $2,060 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 14.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Wheeler County.
Area Median Income In Wheeler 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 Wheeler County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,900
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 Wheeler 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 Wheeler County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$12,800||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$37,800||$40,200|
|50% of Median||$21,350||$24,400||$27,450||$30,450||$32,900||$35,350||$37,800||$40,200|
|80% of Median||$34,100||$39,000||$43,850||$48,700||$52,600||$56,500||$60,400||$64,300|