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Affordable Housing In Cherokee County
Texas

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cherokee County

Timbercreek Village Apartments

1465 W. 6th
Rusk, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Mission Village of Jacksonville

417 Frankston Hwy
Jacksonville, Texas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Alto Seniors Apartments

545 Mill St
Alto, Texas
Subsidized

Pine Creek Apartments

1511 Gay Ave
Jacksonville, Texas
Subsidized

Travis Towers

557 S Ragsdale St
Jacksonville, Texas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sweet Union Apartments

1011 N Jackson St
Jacksonville, Texas
Subsidized

Heitage Square Apartments

1308 Jacksonville Square Dr
Jacksonville, Texas

Heritage Place Apartments

1220 Heritage Dr
Jacksonville, Texas

Creekside Village Apartments

1501 South Bolton Street
Jacksonville, Texas

Jacksonville Pines Apartments

Tally Nichols Dr
Jacksonville, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Cherokee County

Housing Authority Programs
Jacksonville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Rusk Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of Alto Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cherokee County, Texas

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,154 affordable apartments for rent in Cherokee County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Cherokee County, Texas

Cherokee County features 712 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 Cherokee County, Texas

There are 402 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cherokee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cherokee County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cherokee County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $646 and $790.

2020 Cherokee 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 $532 $545 $718 $966 $973
Payment Standard Range $479 to $585 $491 to $600 $646 to $790 $869 to $1,063 $876 to $1,070

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cherokee County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,154
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 712
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $39,595 ±$1,845
Median Rent $661 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.96% ± 4.86pp
Total Population 51,167

Population and Household Demographics

Cherokee County is a county in Texas with a population of 51,167. There are 17,729 households in the county with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 28.3% of households in Cherokee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cherokee County

The median gross income for households in Cherokee County is $39,595 a year, or $3,300 a month. The median rent for the county is $661 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cherokee County, a household making less than $2,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Cherokee County.

Area Median Income In Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200

Cities In Cherokee County

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

City Served By
Alto The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alto are the Housing Authority of Alto, Jacksonville Housing Authority and Rusk Housing Authority.
Cuney The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cuney are the Jacksonville Housing Authority, Rusk Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Alto.
Gallatin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gallatin are the Jacksonville Housing Authority, Rusk Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Alto.
Jacksonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jacksonville are the Jacksonville Housing Authority, Rusk Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Alto.
New Summerfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve New Summerfield are the Jacksonville Housing Authority, Rusk Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Alto.
Reklaw The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Reklaw are the Jacksonville Housing Authority, Rusk Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Alto.
Rusk The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rusk are the Rusk Housing Authority, Jacksonville Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Alto.
Shadybrook The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shadybrook are the Jacksonville Housing Authority, Rusk Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Alto.
Wells The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wells are the Jacksonville Housing Authority, Rusk Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Alto.