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Affordable Housing In Palestine
Anderson County, Texas

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Palestine

Woodside Village

2020 Martin Luther King Blvd
Palestine, Texas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Pinehurst Apartments

122 Kickapoo Street
Palestine, Texas
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Academy Hilltop Apartments

1905 E Murchinson
Palestine, Texas

D Hilltop Apartments Ltd

1500 E Murchison St
Palestine, Texas

Palestine Seniors Community Ltd

712 Gardner Dr
Palestine, Texas

Sycamore Lane Apartments

321 Old Elkhart Rd
Palestine, Texas

Turner Street Apartments

1020 S Turner Dr
Palestine, Texas

Murchison Street Apartments

1600 E Murchison St
Palestine, Texas

Treehouse Apartments

1910 S Sycamore St
Palestine, Texas

Hilltop Apartments

1911 E Murchison St
Palestine, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Palestine

Housing Authority Programs
Anderson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
City of Tyler Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Palestine, Texas

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 887 affordable apartments for rent in Palestine, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Palestine, Texas

Palestine features 496 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 Palestine, Texas

There are 391 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Palestine.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Palestine, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Palestine landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Palestine.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Palestine, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $698 and $853.

2020 Palestine, 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 $575 $661 $775 $1,095 $1,361
Payment Standard Range $518 to $633 $595 to $727 $698 to $853 $986 to $1,205 $1,225 to $1,497

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Palestine, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 887
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 496
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.8%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $36,348 ±$4,171
Median Rent $729 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.51% ± 6.5pp
Total Population 18,488

Population and Household Demographics

Palestine is a city in Anderson County, Texas with a population of 18,488. There are 6,584 households in the city with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 41.8% of households in Palestine are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Palestine

The median gross income for households in Palestine is $36,348 a year, or $3,029 a month. The median rent for the city is $729 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Palestine, a household making less than $2,430 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Palestine.

Area Median Income In Palestine

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 Palestine, the AMI is calculated from all households within Anderson County.

In Palestine, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,900

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 Palestine

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 Palestine

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200