Affordable Housing In Cherokee County
Texas

Affordable Housing programs support 658 income based apartments in Cherokee County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 456 affordable apartments in Cherokee County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Cherokee County, Texas

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Cherokee County. Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Cherokee County.

Timbercreek Village Apartments

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

Mission Village of Jacksonville

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

Wells Manor Apartments

6 Wright-Patman Dr.
Wells, Texas
$482-634
2-3 BR

Heitage Square Apartments

1308 Jacksonville Square Dr
Jacksonville, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Heritage Place Apartments

1220 Heritage Dr
Jacksonville, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Creekside Village Apartments

1501 South Bolton Street
Jacksonville, Texas
Call For Rent
2 BR

Rusk Seniors Apartments

275 Cherokee St
Rusk, Texas
62+
Affordable

Troup Seniors

815 S Athena St
Troup, Texas
62+
Affordable

Alto Seniors Apartments

545 Mill St
Alto, Texas
Rent Assisted

Pine Creek Apartments

1511 Gay Ave
Jacksonville, Texas
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Cherokee County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Cherokee County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Alto, TX Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Alto.
Affordable Housing In Jacksonville, TX Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Jacksonville.
Affordable Housing In Rusk, TX Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Rusk.
Affordable Housing In Wells, TX Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Wells.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Cherokee County, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

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
Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Cherokee County.

Cherokee County, Texas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Cherokee County, Texas

Cherokee County features 658 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 456 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 $767 and $937.

2023 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
Cherokee County, Texas Fair Market Rent $570 $647 $852 $1,211 $1,253
Cherokee County, Texas Payment Standard Range $513 to $627 $582 to $712 $767 to $937 $1,090 to $1,332 $1,128 to $1,378

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 658
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 $63,900

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cherokee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,350 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $44,950
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cherokee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,850 $27,250 $30,650 $34,050 $36,800 $39,500 $42,250 $44,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cherokee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,150 $43,600 $49,050 $54,450 $58,850 $63,200 $67,550 $71,900