Affordable Housing In Jasper
Jasper County, Texas

Waiting List Openings In Jasper

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.

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jasper

Jasper Manor Apartments

310 W. Childers
Jasper, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Hope Village Dba Pineview Apartments

700 Pollard St
Jasper, Texas

Sweetbriar Hills II

RR 5 Box 210
Jasper, Texas

Sweetbriar Hills Housing II, Ltd

108 W Martin Luther King Blvd
Jasper, Texas

Myrtis Village

200 Myrtis St
Jasper, Texas

Prospect Point

201 Premier Dr
Jasper, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jasper, 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 Jasper, Texas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jasper, Texas

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 392 affordable apartments for rent in Jasper, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Jasper, Texas

Jasper features 184 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 Jasper, Texas

There are 208 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jasper.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jasper, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jasper, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $781 and $955.

2022 Jasper, 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
Jasper, Texas Fair Market Rent $655 $660 $868 $1,173 $1,177
Jasper, Texas Payment Standard Range $590 to $721 $594 to $726 $781 to $955 $1,056 to $1,290 $1,059 to $1,295

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jasper, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 392
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 184
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.73%
Average Renter Household Size 3.32
Average Household Size 3.26
Median Household Income $28,431 ±$6,453
Median Rent $690 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.49% ± 11.39pp
Total Population 7,684

Population and Household Demographics

Jasper is a city in Jasper County, Texas with a population of 7,684. There are 2,280 households in the city with an average household size of 3.26 persons. 53.73% of households in Jasper are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jasper

The median gross income for households in Jasper is $28,431 a year, or $2,369 a month. The median rent for the city is $690 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jasper, a household making less than $2,300 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Jasper.

Area Median Income In Jasper

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 Jasper, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jasper County.

In Jasper, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,100

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 Jasper

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 Jasper

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jasper AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,600 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $42,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jasper AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,650 $25,900 $29,150 $32,350 $34,950 $37,550 $40,150 $42,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jasper AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,250 $41,400 $46,600 $51,750 $55,900 $60,050 $64,200 $68,350