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Affordable Housing In Orange County
Texas

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orange County

Park Avenue Manor

2540 W Park Ave
Orange, Texas
Income Based
1-3 BR

Velma Jeter Manor

2500 Allie Payne Rd
Orange, Texas
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Citrus Cove

1200 Texas Avenue
Bridge City, Texas
$595-1,094
1 BR

James Zay Roberts Plaza

610 Burton Ave
Orange, Texas
Income Based
1-3 BR

Cypresswood Crossing

1010 TX Highway 87
Orange, Texas
Income Based
1-3 BR

Willow Bend

4030 Sikes Rd
Orange, Texas

Whispering Oaks

2835 Western Ave
West Orange, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Twelve Oaks

2405 Hwy 12
Vidor, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Heritage Center of Orange

100 College St
Orange, Texas
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pineywoods Community Orange

205 W Park Ave
Orange, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Orange County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orange County, Texas

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,413 affordable apartments for rent in Orange County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Orange County, Texas

Orange County features 743 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 Orange County, Texas

There are 542 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orange County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orange County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Orange County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Orange County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orange County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $771 and $943.

2020 Orange 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
Fair Market Rent $623 $688 $857 $1,115 $1,180
Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $619 to $757 $771 to $943 $1,004 to $1,227 $1,062 to $1,298

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orange County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,413
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 743
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $49,763 ±$2,575
Median Rent $748 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.86% ± 4.48pp
Total Population 83,217

Population and Household Demographics

Orange County is a county in Texas with a population of 83,217. There are 32,054 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 23.54% of households in Orange County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orange County

The median gross income for households in Orange County is $49,763 a year, or $4,147 a month. The median rent for the county is $748 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orange County, a household making less than $2,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Orange County.

Area Median Income In Orange 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 Orange County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500

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 Orange 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 Orange County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,200 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,650 $27,000 $30,400 $33,750 $36,450 $39,150 $41,850 $44,550
80% of Median $37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $54,000 $58,350 $62,650 $67,000 $71,300

Cities In Orange County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Bridge City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bridge City are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Housing Authority of Orange County.
Mauriceville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mauriceville are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Housing Authority of Orange County.
Orange The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Orange are the Housing Authority of Orange County, Housing Authority of the City of Orange and Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.
Pine Forest The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pine Forest are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Housing Authority of Orange County.
Pinehurst The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pinehurst are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Housing Authority of Orange County.
Rose City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rose City are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Housing Authority of Orange County.
Vidor The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vidor are the Housing Authority of Orange County and Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur.
West Orange The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Orange are the Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur and Housing Authority of Orange County.