Affordable Housing In Wise County
Texas

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wise County

Estates of Bridgeport Phase III

316 Cuba Rd
Bridgeport, Texas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Boyd South

400 S Allen St
Boyd, Texas
Subsidized

Quail Run Apartments

1906 S College Ave
Decatur, Texas
Subsidized

Butterfield Courts

1508 Cobb St
Bridgeport, Texas

Eagles Ridge Terrace

1500 S State St
Decatur, Texas
Subsidized

Rhome Apartments Ltd

175 W Logan St
Rhome, Texas
Subsidized

Hillside Homes

600 N Cowan St
Decatur, Texas

Hilltop Apartments

91 Logan St
Rhome, Texas

Henderson Terrace

1205 Henderson St
Bridgeport, Texas
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Wise County, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Wise County, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wise County, Texas

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 492 affordable apartments for rent in Wise County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Wise County, Texas

Wise County features 390 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 Wise County, Texas

There are 102 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wise County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wise County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wise County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Wise County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wise County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $895 and $1,093.

2022 Wise 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
Wise County, Texas Fair Market Rent $857 $872 $994 $1,335 $1,399
Wise County, Texas Payment Standard Range $771 to $943 $785 to $959 $895 to $1,093 $1,202 to $1,469 $1,259 to $1,539

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wise County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 492
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 390
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $56,897 ±$3,006
Median Rent $885 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.28% ± 6.04pp
Total Population 61,243

Population and Household Demographics

Wise County is a county in Texas with a population of 61,243. There are 21,068 households in the county with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 21.99% of households in Wise County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wise County

The median gross income for households in Wise County is $56,897 a year, or $4,741 a month. The median rent for the county is $885 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wise County, a household making less than $2,950 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Wise County.

Area Median Income In Wise 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 Wise County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,700

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 Wise 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 Wise County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wise County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,650 $17,850 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wise County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,050 $29,750 $33,450 $37,150 $40,150 $43,100 $46,100 $49,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wise County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,650 $47,600 $53,550 $59,450 $64,250 $69,000 $73,750 $78,500

Cities In Wise County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Alvord The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alvord is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Aurora The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aurora is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Boyd The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boyd is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Bridgeport The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bridgeport are the Housing Authority of Bridgeport and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Chico The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chico is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Decatur The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Decatur are the Housing Authority of Decatur and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Lake Bridgeport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Bridgeport is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
New Fairview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Fairview is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Paradise The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paradise is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Rhome The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rhome is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Runaway Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Runaway Bay is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.