Affordable Housing In Polk County
Texas

Waiting List Openings In Polk County

Multi-County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority (DETCOG) will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from November 1, 2021 at 8:00 am, until December 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm CT.

How to Apply for the Multi-County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Polk County

Livingston Plaza

1001 Forest Holw
Livingston, Texas
Subsidized

Reily and Hyde Sites

100 N Magnolia St
Corrigan, Texas

Ridgecrest Inn Apartments

901 Forest Holw
Livingston, Texas
Subsidized

Corrigan Square Ltd

1 Bluebonnet Cir
Corrigan, Texas
Subsidized

Livingston Seniors

1600 N. Houston
Livingston, Texas

Corrigan Square Apt

116 Bluebonnet Cir
Corrigan, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Polk County, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Polk County, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Polk County, Texas

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 426 affordable apartments for rent in Polk County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Polk County, Texas

Polk County features 426 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 Polk County, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Polk County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Polk County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Polk County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Polk County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Polk County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $709 and $867.

2022 Polk 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
Polk County, Texas Fair Market Rent $556 $692 $788 $1,119 $1,148
Polk County, Texas Payment Standard Range $500 to $612 $623 to $761 $709 to $867 $1,007 to $1,231 $1,033 to $1,263

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Polk County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 426
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 426
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $39,662 ±$2,034
Median Rent $644 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.78% ± 5.77pp
Total Population 46,113

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.

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 $58,900

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Polk County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Polk County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Polk County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,450 $32,900 $35,350 $37,800 $40,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Polk County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,100 $39,000 $43,850 $48,700 $52,600 $56,500 $60,400 $64,300

Cities In Polk County

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