Low Income Apartments In Polk County
Texas

Low Income Apartments In Polk County

Livingston Plaza

1001 Forest Holw
Livingston, TX
Subsidized

Reily and Hyde Sites

100 N Magnolia St
Corrigan, TX

Ridgecrest Inn Apartments

901 Forest Holw
Livingston, TX
Subsidized

Corrigan Square Ltd

1 Bluebonnet Cir
Corrigan, TX
Subsidized
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 294 affordable apartments for rent in Polk County, Texas. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 294 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Polk County. There are 0 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 Polk 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 Polk County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Corrigan Public Housing
Housing Authority of Livingston Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Polk County, Texas

Polk County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 294
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 294
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Total Population 46,113
Housing Units 17,480
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $39,662 ±$2,034
Median Rent $644 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.78% ± 5.77pp

Population and Household Demographics

Polk County is a County in Texas with a population of 46,113. There are 17,480 households in the county with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 21.29% of households in Polk County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Polk County

The median gross income for households in Polk County is $39,662 a year, or $3,305 a month. The median rent for the county is $644 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Polk County, a household making less than $2,147 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Polk County.1

Area Median Income In Polk 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 Polk County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,100

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 Polk 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 Polk County HUD Rental Assistance in Polk 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 Polk County

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

From 1990 to 1994, 2 low income apartment communities containing 120 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk 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
$566 $569 $753 $981 $1,125

Cities In Polk County

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City Listings Served By
Corrigan 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Corrigan are the Housing Authority of Corrigan and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Livingston 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Livingston are the Housing Authority of Livingston and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Cedar Point 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Point is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Goodrich 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goodrich is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Indian Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Springs is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Onalaska 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Onalaska is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Pleasant Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Hill is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Seven Oaks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seven Oaks is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
West Livingston 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Livingston is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.