Low Income Apartments In Cass County
Texas

Low Income Apartments In Cass County

Spring Creek Apartments

305 Hwy. 8 N.
Linden, TX
$597-675
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Hughes Springs Seniors

202 Keasler
Hughes Springs, TX
Subsidized

Patman Switch Apartments

607 S Pecan
Hughes Springs, TX
Subsidized

Spring Creek {Ole Town}

Hwy 8
Linden, TX
Subsidized

Country Place

1300 Courtland Rd
Atlanta, TX
Subsidized

Heth Apartments

511 S Main St
Linden, TX
Subsidized

Queen City Manor Ltd

806 Houston St
Queen City, TX
Subsidized

1314 E 1st

1314 E 1st
Hughes Springs, TX

106 S Howe St

106 S Howe St
Atlanta, TX

Casa Mia 1

142 Goodson
Hughes Springs, TX

There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 374 affordable apartments for rent in Cass County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 338 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Cass County, HUD housing programs support 130 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 36 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Cass County

Housing Authority Programs
Ark-Tex Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Cass County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Avinger Public Housing
Hughes Springs Housing Authority Public Housing
Housing Authority of Linden Public Housing
Housing Authority of Atlanta Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cass County, Texas

Cass County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 374
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 338
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Total Population 30,328
Housing Units 11,691
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $37,352 ±$2,430
Median Rent $540 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.9% ± 6.34pp

Population and Household Demographics

Cass County is a County in Texas with a population of 30,328. There are 11,691 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 23.19% of households in Cass County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cass County

The median gross income for households in Cass County is $37,352 a year, or $3,113 a month. The median rent for the county is $540 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cass County, a household making less than $1,800 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Cass County.1

Area Median Income In Cass 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 Cass County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,200

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 Cass 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 Cass County HUD Rental Assistance in Cass 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 Cass County

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

From 1987 to 1994, 3 low income apartment communities containing 88 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cass 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 Cass County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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 Cass 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 Cass 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$450 $529 $700 $1,012 $1,230

Cities In Cass County

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City Listings Served By
Atlanta 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Atlanta are the Housing Authority of Atlanta and Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Linden 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Linden are the Housing Authority of Linden and Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Hughes Springs 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hughes Springs are the Hughes Springs Housing Authority and Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Queen City 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Queen City is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Avinger 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avinger is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Bloomburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomburg is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Domino 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Domino is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Douglassville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Douglassville is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Marietta 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marietta is the Ark-Tex Council of Governments.