Affordable Housing In Newton County
Texas

Waiting List Openings In Newton County

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.

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2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newton County

Hwy 87 ( Sartain St )

157 Sartain St
Newton, Texas

Hickory Lane Apts

3827 Hickory Ln
Newton, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Newton County, Texas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newton County, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 87 affordable apartments for rent in Newton County, Texas.

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 $681 and $833.

2022 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 $560 $600 $757 $1,065 $1,105
Newton County, Texas Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $540 to $660 $681 to $833 $959 to $1,172 $995 to $1,216

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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 $53,600

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.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
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.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,450 $32,900 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
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.
$34,100 $39,000 $43,850 $48,700 $52,600 $56,500 $60,400 $64,300

Cities In Newton County

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City Served By
Deweyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deweyville is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Newton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newton are the Housing Authority of Newton and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
South Toledo Bend The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Toledo Bend is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.