Affordable Housing In Wichita County
26 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wichita County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Wichita County, Texas
There are 26 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,766 affordable apartments for rent in Wichita County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Wichita County, Texas
Wichita County features 1,861 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 Wichita County, Texas
There are 869 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wichita County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Wichita County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wichita County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wichita County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wichita County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $706 and $862.
2020 Wichita 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||$525||$605||$784||$1,079||$1,308|
|Payment Standard Range||$473 to $578||$545 to $666||$706 to $862||$971 to $1,187||$1,177 to $1,439|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Wichita County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||26|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,766|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,861|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||38.56%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.24|
|Average Household Size||2.45|
|Median Household Income||$45,543 ±$1,438|
|Median Rent||$738 ±$20|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||43.26% ± 2.63pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Wichita County is a county in Texas with a population of 131,957. There are 47,941 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 38.56% of households in Wichita County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Wichita County
The median gross income for households in Wichita County is $45,543 a year, or $3,795 a month. The median rent for the county is $738 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wichita County, a household making less than $2,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Wichita County.
Area Median Income In Wichita 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 Wichita County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,700
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 Wichita 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 Wichita County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$13,550||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$42,600|
|50% of Median||$22,600||$25,800||$29,050||$32,250||$34,850||$37,450||$40,000||$42,600|
|80% of Median||$36,150||$41,300||$46,450||$51,600||$55,750||$59,900||$64,000||$68,150|
Cities In Wichita County
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|Burkburnett||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Burkburnett are the Housing Authority of Burkburnett and Burkburnett Housing Assistance Program.|
|Electra||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Electra are the Electra Housing Authority and Electra Housing Authority.|
|Wichita Falls||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wichita Falls are the Housing Authority of Wichita Falls and Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program.|