Affordable Housing In Houston County
Texas

Waiting List Openings In Houston 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 Houston County

Pine Ridge Manor

1100 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Crockett, Texas
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Crockett Manor Ltd

1510 E Loop 304
Crockett, Texas
Subsidized

Grapeland Retirement

227 E Plum St
Grapeland, Texas

Cole Creek Apartments

1406 Cole Crk
Crockett, Texas

101 Lewis Cir

101 Lewis Cir
Crockett, Texas

115 Barnhill Dr

115 Barnhill Dr
Crockett, Texas

Pine Tree Manor

500 Pinecrest Dr
Crockett, Texas

Crockett Manor Srs

1201 Edmiston Dr
Crockett, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Houston 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 Houston County, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Houston County, Texas

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 660 affordable apartments for rent in Houston County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Houston County, Texas

Houston County features 426 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 Houston County, Texas

There are 234 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Houston County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Houston County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Houston County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $685 and $837.

2022 Houston 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
Houston County, Texas Fair Market Rent $563 $578 $761 $941 $1,032
Houston County, Texas Payment Standard Range $507 to $619 $520 to $636 $685 to $837 $847 to $1,035 $929 to $1,135

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Houston County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 660
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 426
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.27%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $32,698 ±$2,434
Median Rent $635 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.35% ± 7.71pp
Total Population 22,949

Population and Household Demographics

Houston County is a county in Texas with a population of 22,949. There are 8,046 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 31.27% of households in Houston County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Houston County

The median gross income for households in Houston County is $32,698 a year, or $2,725 a month. The median rent for the county is $635 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Houston County, a household making less than $2,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Houston County.

Area Median Income In Houston 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 Houston County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,800

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 Houston 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 Houston County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Houston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Houston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,450 $32,900 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Houston County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,100 $39,000 $43,850 $48,700 $52,600 $56,500 $60,400 $64,300

Cities In Houston County

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City Served By
Crockett The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crockett are the Crockett Housing Authority and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Grapeland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grapeland are the Housing Authority of Grapeland and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Kennard The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennard is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Latexo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Latexo is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Lovelady The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lovelady is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.