Low Income Apartments In Newton County
Texas

Low Income Apartments In Newton County

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There are 2 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 86 affordable apartments for rent in Newton County, Texas. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 63 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Newton County. There are 23 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Newton County

Housing Authority Programs
Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency

Other Housing Authorities located in Newton County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Newton Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newton County, Texas

Newton County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 86
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 63
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Total Population 14,231
Housing Units 4,825
Average Household Size 2.88
Median Household Income $38,144 ±$4,657
Median Rent $703 ±$134
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 16.98% ± 8.39pp

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.1

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 $50,400

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 Newton County HUD Rental Assistance in Newton County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,140 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $32,800 $35,050 $37,300
50% of Median $19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $30,550 $32,800 $35,050 $37,300
80% of Median $31,650 $36,200 $40,700 $45,200 $48,850 $52,450 $56,050 $59,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Newton County

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

From 1996 to 1996, 1 low income apartment communities containing 23 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Newton 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 Newton County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $23,760 $27,120 $30,540 $33,900 $36,660 $39,360 $42,060 $44,760

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 Newton County is $30,540 a year, or $2,545 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,545 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $764 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% $495 $530 $636 $735 $820 $904
60% $594 $636 $764 $882 $984 $1,085
Fair Market Rents in Newton 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
$494 $568 $700 $987 $991

Cities In Newton County

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City Listings Served By
Newton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newton are the Housing Authority of Newton and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Deweyville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deweyville is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
South Toledo Bend 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Toledo Bend is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.