Affordable Housing In Pine Forest
Housing Authorities that serve Pine Forest
|Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Pine Forest, Texas
There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Pine Forest, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Pine Forest, Texas
Pine Forest features 0 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 Pine Forest, Texas
There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pine Forest.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Pine Forest, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pine Forest landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Pine Forest.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pine Forest, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $771 and $943.
2020 Pine Forest, 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.
Pine Forest, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||0|
|Total Low Income Apartments||0|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||0|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||13.27%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.79|
|Average Household Size||2.87|
|Median Household Income||$60,893 ±$16,348|
|Median Rent||$925 ±$86|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||25% ± 87.7pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Pine Forest is a City in Orange County, Texas with a population of 605. There are 211 households in the city with an average household size of 2.87 persons. 13.27% of households in Pine Forest are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Pine Forest
The median gross income for households in Pine Forest is $60,893 a year, or $5,074 a month. The median rent for the city is $925 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pine Forest, a household making less than $3,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25% of households who rent are overburdened in Pine Forest.1
Area Median Income In Pine Forest
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 Pine Forest, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.
In Pine Forest, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,200
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 Pine Forest
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 Pine Forest
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$13,700||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,050|
|50% of Median||$22,850||$26,100||$29,350||$32,600||$35,250||$37,850||$40,450||$43,050|
|80% of Median||$36,550||$41,750||$46,950||$52,150||$56,350||$60,500||$64,700||$68,850|