There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Newton County.


Hickory Lane Apts

3827 Hickory Ln
Newton, Texas

Hwy 87 ( Sartain St )

157 Sartain St
Newton, Texas

There are 0 low-income apartments in Newton County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 87 low-income homes in Newton County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $281 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 23rd, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing In Newton County

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City Apartments
Newton, TX Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Newton.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Newton County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency
Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Newton County.

Newton County, Texas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Newton County, Texas

Newton County features 87 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 County, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newton County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Newton County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Newton 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
Newton County, Texas Fair Market Rent $623 $658 $826 $1,143 $1,215
Newton County, Texas Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $592 to $724 $743 to $909 $1,029 to $1,257 $1,094 to $1,337

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Newton County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 87
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 87
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.88
Median Household Income $38,144 ±$4,657
Median Rent $703 ±$134
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 16.98% ± 8.39pp
Total Population 14,231

Population and Household Demographics

Newton County is a county in Texas with a population of 14,231. There are 4,825 households in the county with an average household size of 2.88 persons. 23.44% of households in Newton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newton County

The median gross income for households in Newton County is $38,144 a year, or $3,179 a month. The median rent for the county is $703 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Newton County, a household making less than $2,343 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 16.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Newton County.

Area Median Income In Newton 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 Newton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,000

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 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 Newton County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Newton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,350 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $44,950
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Newton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,850 $27,250 $30,650 $34,050 $36,800 $39,500 $42,250 $44,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Newton County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,150 $43,600 $49,050 $54,450 $58,850 $63,200 $67,550 $71,900