Affordable Housing In Newton
Newton County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newton

Hwy 87 ( Sartain St )

157 Sartain St
Newton, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Newton

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newton, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 63 affordable apartments for rent in Newton, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Newton, Texas

Newton features 63 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 Newton, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newton, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Newton landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Newton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Newton, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Newton, 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 $521 $575 $714 $979 $982
Payment Standard Range $469 to $573 $518 to $633 $643 to $785 $881 to $1,077 $884 to $1,080

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Newton, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 63
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 63
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.27%
Average Renter Household Size 3.06
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $34,286 ±$8,711
Median Rent $605 ±$291
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 19.15% ± 11.09pp
Total Population 2,227

Population and Household Demographics

Newton is a City in Newton County, Texas with a population of 2,227. There are 648 households in the city with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 36.27% of households in Newton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newton

The median gross income for households in Newton is $34,286 a year, or $2,857 a month. The median rent for the city is $605 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Newton, a household making less than $2,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 19.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Newton.1

Area Median Income In Newton

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

In Newton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,900

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 Newton

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 Newton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000