Affordable Housing In Hardin County
Texas

Waiting List Openings In Hardin County

Multi-County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority (DETCOG) will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from November 1, 2021 at 8:00 am, until December 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm CT.

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

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hardin County

La Belle Vie

765 N LHS Dr
Lumberton, Texas
Income Based
1 BR
62+

Lumberton Senior Village

8261 Mitchell Rd
Lumberton, Texas
$649-900
1-2 BR

Oakleaf Estates

1195 Highway 327
Silsbee, Texas
Income Based
1-3 BR

Mill Town Seniors

800 S 16th St
Silsbee, Texas

Lake Square Apartments

830 Highway 105 E
Sour Lake, Texas
Subsidized

Lake Seniors Ltd

1342 Highway 105 E
Sour Lake, Texas

Sweetwater Apartments Partnership.

865 Highway 105 W
Sour Lake, Texas

Autumn Trace Apts

1300 Hwy 327 West
Silsbee, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hardin 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hardin County, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hardin County, Texas

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 390 affordable apartments for rent in Hardin County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Hardin County, Texas

Hardin County features 94 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 Hardin County, Texas

There are 296 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hardin County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hardin County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hardin County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $884 and $1,080.

2022 Hardin 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
Hardin County, Texas Fair Market Rent $747 $798 $982 $1,281 $1,332
Hardin County, Texas Payment Standard Range $672 to $822 $718 to $878 $884 to $1,080 $1,153 to $1,409 $1,199 to $1,465

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hardin County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 390
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 94
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $52,614 ±$2,456
Median Rent $814 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.71% ± 5.64pp
Total Population 55,375

Population and Household Demographics

Hardin County is a county in Texas with a population of 55,375. There are 20,799 households in the county with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 20.41% of households in Hardin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hardin County

The median gross income for households in Hardin County is $52,614 a year, or $4,385 a month. The median rent for the county is $814 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hardin County, a household making less than $2,713 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Hardin County.

Area Median Income In Hardin 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 Hardin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,800

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 Hardin 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 Hardin County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hardin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,850 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $43,450
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hardin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,050 $26,350 $29,650 $32,900 $35,550 $38,200 $40,800 $43,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hardin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,900 $42,150 $47,400 $52,650 $56,900 $61,100 $65,300 $69,500

Cities In Hardin County

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City Served By
Kountze The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kountze are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Lumberton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lumberton are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Pinewood Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pinewood Estates are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Rose Hill Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rose Hill Acres are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Silsbee The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Silsbee are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Sour Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sour Lake are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Wildwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wildwood are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.