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Affordable Housing In Cass County
Texas

Waiting List Openings In Cass County

Multi-County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from June 1, 2021, until June 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm CT.

How to Apply for the Multi-County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cass County

Spring Creek Apartments

305 Texas 8
Linden, Texas
$597-675
2 BR

Hughes Springs Seniors

202 Keasler
Hughes Springs, Texas
Subsidized

Patman Switch Apartments

607 S Pecan
Hughes Springs, Texas
Subsidized

Spring Creek {Ole Town}

Hwy 8
Linden, Texas
Subsidized

Country Place

1300 Courtland Rd
Atlanta, Texas
Subsidized

Heth Apartments

511 S Main St
Linden, Texas
Subsidized

Queen City Manor Ltd

806 Houston St
Queen City, Texas
Subsidized

1314 E 1st

1314 E 1st
Hughes Springs, Texas

106 S Howe St

106 S Howe St
Atlanta, Texas

Casa Mia 1

142 Goodson
Hughes Springs, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Cass County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cass County, Texas

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 422 affordable apartments for rent in Cass County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Cass County, Texas

Cass County features 362 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 Cass County, Texas

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cass County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cass County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cass County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Cass 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
Cass County, Texas Fair Market Rent $538 $557 $734 $1,050 $1,177
Cass County, Texas Payment Standard Range $484 to $592 $501 to $613 $661 to $807 $945 to $1,155 $1,059 to $1,295

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cass County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 422
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 362
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $37,352 ±$2,430
Median Rent $540 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.9% ± 6.34pp
Total Population 30,328

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.

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 $55,900

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Cass County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cass County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cass County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,450 $32,900 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cass County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,100 $39,000 $43,850 $48,700 $52,600 $56,500 $60,400 $64,300

Cities In Cass County

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