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Affordable Housing In Yoakum County
Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Yoakum County

Housing Authority Programs
South Plains Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Yoakum County, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Yoakum County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Yoakum County, Texas

Yoakum 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 Yoakum County, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Yoakum County, Texas

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

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

2020 Yoakum 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 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Yoakum 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 27.28%
Average Renter Household Size 3.44
Average Household Size 3.01
Median Household Income $56,153 ±$9,991
Median Rent $683 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 16.67% ± 11.12pp
Total Population 8,213

Population and Household Demographics

Yoakum County is a county in Texas with a population of 8,213. There are 2,727 households in the county with an average household size of 3.01 persons. 27.28% of households in Yoakum County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Yoakum County

The median gross income for households in Yoakum County is $56,153 a year, or $4,679 a month. The median rent for the county is $683 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Yoakum County, a household making less than $2,277 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 16.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Yoakum County.

Area Median Income In Yoakum 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 Yoakum County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,700

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 Yoakum 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 Yoakum County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,500 $17,700 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,800 $29,500 $33,200 $36,850 $39,800 $42,750 $45,700 $48,650
80% of Median $41,300 $47,200 $53,100 $58,950 $63,700 $68,400 $73,100 $77,850

Cities In Yoakum County

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