Affordable Housing In Gregg County
Texas

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gregg County

Crestview Apartments

1001 S Eastman Rd
Longview, TX
$365-460
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Longview Square Apartments

1600 Pine Tree Rd
Longview, TX
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Hillside

205 W Whaley St
Longview, TX
Subsidized

Ware Meadows Apartments

901 S High St
Longview, TX
Subsidized

Juliawood Homes

67 Julia Woods
Gladewater, TX
Subsidized

Page Place I

1907 Page Rd
Longview, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Mill Creek Terrace Apartments

200 Bostic Dr
Longview, TX
HCV Welcome

Eden Place

327 Eden Dr
Longview, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Pegues Place

801 Pegues Pl
Longview, TX
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Stone Creek Apartments

400 Pine Burr Ln
Kilgore, TX
HCV Welcome

There are 21 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,517 affordable apartments for rent in Gregg County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 823 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Gregg County, HUD housing programs support 562 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 694 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Gregg County

Housing Authority Programs
Tatum Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Beckville Housing Authority Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Gregg County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Gladewater Public Housing
Longview Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gregg County, Texas

Gregg County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,517
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 823
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Total Population 123,178
Housing Units 45,618
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $47,639 ±$1,690
Median Rent $771 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.7% ± 3.26pp

Population and Household Demographics

Gregg County is a County in Texas with a population of 123,178. There are 45,618 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 39.57% of households in Gregg County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gregg County

The median gross income for households in Gregg County is $47,639 a year, or $3,970 a month. The median rent for the county is $771 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gregg County, a household making less than $2,570 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Gregg County.1

Area Median Income In Gregg 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 Gregg County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,400

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 Gregg 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 Gregg County HUD Rental Assistance in Gregg 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 Gregg County

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

From 1998 to 2010, 7 low income apartment communities containing 685 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Gregg 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 Gregg 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 Gregg 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 Gregg 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
$585 $766 $910 $1,195 $1,431

Cities In Gregg County

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City Listings Served By
Longview 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Longview are the Longview Housing Authority, Tatum Housing Authority and Beckville Housing Authority.
Kilgore 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kilgore are the Longview Housing Authority, Tatum Housing Authority and Beckville Housing Authority.
Gladewater 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gladewater are the Housing Authority of the City of Gladewater, Tatum Housing Authority and Beckville Housing Authority.
Clarksville City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clarksville City are the Tatum Housing Authority and Beckville Housing Authority.
East Mountain 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Mountain are the Tatum Housing Authority and Beckville Housing Authority.
Easton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Easton are the Tatum Housing Authority and Beckville Housing Authority.
Lake Cherokee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Cherokee are the Tatum Housing Authority and Beckville Housing Authority.
Lakeport 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lakeport are the Tatum Housing Authority and Beckville Housing Authority.
Liberty City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Liberty City are the Tatum Housing Authority and Beckville Housing Authority.
Warren City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Warren City are the Tatum Housing Authority and Beckville Housing Authority.
White Oak 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve White Oak are the Tatum Housing Authority and Beckville Housing Authority.