Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
53 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County
Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson County
|Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Texas
There are 53 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,240 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Jefferson County, Texas
Jefferson County features 3,896 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 Jefferson County, Texas
There are 2,344 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jefferson County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jefferson County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $771 and $943.
2020 Jefferson 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$623||$688||$857||$1,115||$1,180|
|Payment Standard Range||$561 to $685||$619 to $757||$771 to $943||$1,004 to $1,227||$1,062 to $1,298|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Jefferson County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||53|
|Total Low Income Apartments||6,240|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||3,896|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||36.96%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.35|
|Average Household Size||2.53|
|Median Household Income||$43,540 ±$1,070|
|Median Rent||$761 ±$15|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||46.44% ± 2.09pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Jefferson County is a county in Texas with a population of 252,872. There are 93,495 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 36.96% of households in Jefferson County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson County
The median gross income for households in Jefferson County is $43,540 a year, or $3,628 a month. The median rent for the county is $761 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson County, a household making less than $2,537 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson County.
Area Median Income In Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500
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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$14,200||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$44,120|
|50% of Median||$23,650||$27,000||$30,400||$33,750||$36,450||$39,150||$41,850||$44,550|
|80% of Median||$37,800||$43,200||$48,600||$54,000||$58,350||$62,650||$67,000||$71,300|
Cities In Jefferson County
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|Beaumont||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Beaumont are the Beaumont Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.|
|Bevil Oaks||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bevil Oaks is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.|
|Central Gardens||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central Gardens is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.|
|China||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves China is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.|
|Fannett||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fannett is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.|
|Groves||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Groves is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.|
|Nederland||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nederland is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.|
|Nome||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nome is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.|
|Port Arthur||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Arthur is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.|
|Port Neches||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Neches is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.|
|Taylor Landing||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylor Landing is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.|