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Affordable Housing In Jacksonville
Cherokee County, Texas

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jacksonville

Mission Village of Jacksonville

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

Pine Creek Apartments

1511 Gay Ave
Jacksonville, Texas

Travis Towers

557 S Ragsdale St
Jacksonville, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sweet Union Apartments

1011 N Jackson St
Jacksonville, Texas

Heitage Square Apartments

1308 Jacksonville Square Dr
Jacksonville, Texas

Heritage Place Apartments

1220 Heritage Dr
Jacksonville, Texas

Creekside Village Apartments

1501 South Bolton Street
Jacksonville, Texas

Jacksonville Pines Apartments

Tally Nichols Dr
Jacksonville, Texas

Jacksonville Square Housing Ltd

1302 Jacksonville Square Dr
Jacksonville, Texas

Jacksonville Square Ltd

1200 Andrews St
Jacksonville, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Jacksonville

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jacksonville, Texas

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 499 affordable apartments for rent in Jacksonville, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Jacksonville, Texas

Jacksonville features 267 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 Jacksonville, Texas

There are 192 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jacksonville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jacksonville, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jacksonville landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jacksonville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jacksonville, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $646 and $790.

2020 Jacksonville, 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
Fair Market Rent $532 $545 $718 $966 $973
Payment Standard Range $479 to $585 $491 to $600 $646 to $790 $869 to $1,063 $876 to $1,070

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jacksonville, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 499
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 267
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.93
Median Household Income $29,453 ±$4,950
Median Rent $651 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.61% ± 8.64pp
Total Population 14,743

Population and Household Demographics

Jacksonville is a city in Cherokee County, Texas with a population of 14,743. There are 4,782 households in the city with an average household size of 2.93 persons. 46.42% of households in Jacksonville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jacksonville

The median gross income for households in Jacksonville is $29,453 a year, or $2,454 a month. The median rent for the city is $651 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jacksonville, a household making less than $2,170 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Jacksonville.

Area Median Income In Jacksonville

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Jacksonville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cherokee County.

In Jacksonville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,900

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 Jacksonville

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 Jacksonville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200