Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
Texas

51 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

O.W. Collins Apartments

4440 Gulfway Dr
Port Arthur, TX
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Villas of Sunnyside

1425 Washington Village Pkwy
Beaumont, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
55+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Pebble Creek Apartments

4261 Jimmy Johnson Blvd
Port Arthur, TX
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Southwood Crossing Apartments

3901 Hwy 73
Port Arthur, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Virginia Estates

2250 W Virginia St
Beaumont, TX
Income Based
1-5 BR
Subsidized

The Carlyle

19245 US HWY 90
Beaumont, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Crystal Creek Park Apartments

3101 Honeywood Trail
Port Arthur, TX
Income Based
Studio-2 BR

Cedar Ridge Apartments

7601 9th Ave
Port Arthur, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Sunlight Manor

2950 S 8th St
Beaumont, TX
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Edison Square

3501 12th St
Port Arthur, TX
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+

There are 51 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 5,893 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 3,896 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Jefferson County, HUD housing programs support 2,697 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,997 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Other Housing Authorities located in Jefferson County

Housing Authority Programs
Beaumont Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Texas

Jefferson County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 51
Total Low Income Apartments 5,893
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,896
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Total Population 252,872
Housing Units 93,495
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.1

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 $65,200

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 Jefferson County 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 $13,700 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,050
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
80% of Median $36,550 $41,750 $46,950 $52,150 $56,350 $60,500 $64,700 $68,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Jefferson County

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

From 1988 to 2007, 15 low income apartment communities containing 3,004 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
60% of Median $27,420 $31,320 $35,220 $39,120 $42,300 $45,420 $48,540 $51,660

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 Jefferson County is $35,220 a year, or $2,935 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,935 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $881 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% $571 $612 $734 $848 $946 $1,044
60% $686 $734 $881 $1,018 $1,136 $1,253
Fair Market Rents in Jefferson 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
$647 $745 $920 $1,187 $1,310

Cities In Jefferson County

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City Listings Served By
Beaumont 31 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Beaumont are the Beaumont Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.
Port Arthur 20 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Arthur is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.
Nederland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nederland is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.
Groves 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Groves is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.
Bevil Oaks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bevil Oaks is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.
Central Gardens 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central Gardens is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.
China 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves China is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.
Fannett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fannett is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.
Nome 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nome is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.
Port Neches 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Neches is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.
Taylor Landing 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylor Landing is the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.