Low Income Apartments In Henderson County

Low Income Apartments In Henderson County

New Haven Apartments

714 Jonathan St
Athens, TX

Sunset Place Apartments

100 Sunset St
Malakoff, TX

Oaks of Fairview

160 Gibson Rd
Athens, TX

Timber Ridge Apartments

427 Martin St
Chandler, TX

West Hylands

737 W College St
Athens, TX

Seven Points Apartments

225 Wood St
Seven Points, TX
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Victoria Place Phase II

1000 Barbara St
Athens, TX
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Lakeside Village II

307 Highway 175
Eustace, TX

Legendary Oaks II

300 Legendary Ln
Gun Barrel City, TX

Pecan Grove Village Apartments

401 N 3rd St
Mabank, TX
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There are 19 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 907 affordable apartments for rent in Henderson County, Texas. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 529 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 236 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Henderson County. There are 378 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Other Housing Authorities located in Henderson County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Malakoff Public Housing
Housing Authority of Mabank Public Housing
Trinidad Housing Authority Public Housing
Athens Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Henderson County, Texas

Henderson County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 907
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 529
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Total Population 79,016
Housing Units 29,780
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $41,607 ±$1,330
Median Rent $749 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.2% ± 4.08pp

Population and Household Demographics

Henderson County is a County in Texas with a population of 79,016. There are 29,780 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 25.7% of households in Henderson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Henderson County

The median gross income for households in Henderson County is $41,607 a year, or $3,467 a month. The median rent for the county is $749 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Henderson County, a household making less than $2,497 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Henderson County.1

Area Median Income In Henderson 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 Henderson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Henderson 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 Henderson County HUD Rental Assistance in Henderson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,550 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $37,000 $39,350
50% of Median $20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
80% of Median $33,400 $38,200 $42,950 $47,700 $51,550 $55,350 $59,150 $63,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Henderson County

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

From 1989 to 2007, 6 low income apartment communities containing 300 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Henderson 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 Henderson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $25,080 $28,620 $32,220 $35,760 $38,640 $41,520 $44,400 $47,220

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 Henderson County is $32,220 a year, or $2,685 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,685 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $806 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% $523 $559 $671 $775 $865 $954
60% $627 $671 $806 $930 $1,038 $1,145
Fair Market Rents in Henderson 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
$593 $641 $817 $1,081 $1,290

Cities In Henderson County

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City Listings Served By
Mabank 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mabank is the Housing Authority of Mabank.
Athens 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Athens is the Athens Housing Authority.
Chandler 2
Seven Points 2
Eustace 1
Malakoff 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Malakoff is the Housing Authority of Malakoff.
Gun Barrel City 1
Berryville 0
Brownsboro 0
Caney City 0
Coffee City 0
Enchanted Oaks 0
Log Cabin 0
Moore Station 0
Murchison 0
Payne Springs 0
Poynor 0
Star Harbor 0
Tool 0
Trinidad 1