Affordable Housing In San Jacinto County
Texas

Waiting List Openings In San Jacinto 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.

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Jacinto County

Hillside Terrace Apartments

100 Hillside Dr
Coldspring, Texas
$495-747
1-3 BR

Shepherd South II

2050 S Byrd Ave
Shepherd, Texas

Shepherd South II Apartments

900 S Byrd Ave
Shepherd, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in San Jacinto 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 San Jacinto 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 San Jacinto County, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 192 affordable apartments for rent in San Jacinto County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in San Jacinto County, Texas

San Jacinto County 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 San Jacinto County, Texas

There are 192 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Jacinto County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Jacinto County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Jacinto County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in San Jacinto County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Jacinto County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 San Jacinto 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
San Jacinto County, Texas Fair Market Rent $560 $664 $757 $1,023 $1,027
San Jacinto County, Texas Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $598 to $730 $681 to $833 $921 to $1,125 $924 to $1,130

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Jacinto County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 192
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.97
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $43,029 ±$4,256
Median Rent $666 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.58% ± 10.88pp
Total Population 27,023

Population and Household Demographics

San Jacinto County is a county in Texas with a population of 27,023. There are 9,476 households in the county with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 15.58% of households in San Jacinto County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Jacinto County

The median gross income for households in San Jacinto County is $43,029 a year, or $3,586 a month. The median rent for the county is $666 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Jacinto County, a household making less than $2,220 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.58% of households who rent are overburdened in San Jacinto County.

Area Median Income In San Jacinto 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 San Jacinto County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,100

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 San Jacinto 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 San Jacinto County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the San Jacinto 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 San Jacinto 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 San Jacinto 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 San Jacinto County

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City Served By
Cape Royale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cape Royale is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Coldspring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coldspring is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Oakhurst The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakhurst is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Point Blank The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Point Blank is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Shepherd The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shepherd is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.