Affordable Housing In Anderson County

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Anderson County

Pinehurst Apartments

122 Kickapoo Street
Palestine, TX
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Academy Hilltop Apartments

1905 E Murchinson
Palestine, TX

D Hilltop Apartments Ltd

1500 E Murchison St
Palestine, TX

Mill Run Apartments

55 Mill Run Cir
Elkhart, TX

Palestine Seniors Community Ltd

712 Gardner Dr
Palestine, TX
HCV Welcome

Sycamore Lane Apartments

321 Old Elkhart Rd
Palestine, TX

Candlewood Apartments

101 Candlewood Dr
Frankston, TX

Turner Street Apartments

1020 S Turner Dr
Palestine, TX
HCV Welcome

Frankston Retirement Ltd

200 Garrison St
Frankston, TX
HCV Welcome

Murchison Street Apartments

1600 E Murchison St
Palestine, TX

Housing Authorities that serve Anderson County

Housing Authority Programs
Anderson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Anderson County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,005 affordable apartments for rent in Anderson County, Texas. Anderson County features 536 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 469 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Anderson County.

Anderson County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,005
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 536
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.55%
Average Renter Household Size 2.80
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $41,327 ±$1,842
Median Rent $721 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.12% ± 6.04pp
Total Population 57,915

Population and Household Demographics

Anderson County is a County in Texas with a population of 57,915. There are 16,737 households in the county with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 29.55% of households in Anderson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Anderson County

The median gross income for households in Anderson County is $41,327 a year, or $3,444 a month. The median rent for the county is $721 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Anderson County, a household making less than $2,403 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Anderson County.1

Area Median Income In Anderson 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 Anderson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,700

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 Anderson 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 Anderson County HUD Rental Assistance in Anderson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Anderson County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2006, 10 low income apartment communities containing 774 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Anderson County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Anderson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Anderson County is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in Anderson County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$575 $661 $775 $1,095 $1,361

Cities In Anderson County

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City Listings Served By
Palestine 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Palestine are the Anderson County Housing Authority and City of Tyler Housing Agency.
Elkhart 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elkhart is the Anderson County Housing Authority.
Frankston 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frankston is the Anderson County Housing Authority.