Affordable Housing In San Jacinto County
Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Jacinto County

Hillside Terrace Apartments

100 Hillside Dr
Coldspring, TX
$495-747
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Shepherd South II

2050 S Byrd Ave
Shepherd, TX

Shepherd South II Apartments

900 S Byrd Ave
Shepherd, TX
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve San Jacinto County

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

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 192 affordable apartments for rent in San Jacinto County, Texas. San Jacinto County features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 192 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Jacinto County.

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.1

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 $59,800

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 San Jacinto County HUD Rental Assistance in San Jacinto County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,100 $39,500
50% of Median $20,950 $23,950 $26,950 $29,900 $32,300 $34,700 $37,100 $39,500
80% of Median $33,500 $38,300 $43,100 $47,850 $51,700 $55,550 $59,350 $63,200
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in San Jacinto County

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

From 1994 to 1996, 2 low income apartment communities containing 144 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in San Jacinto 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 San Jacinto County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,950 $23,950 $26,950 $29,900 $32,300 $34,700 $37,100 $39,500
60% of Median $25,140 $28,740 $32,340 $35,880 $38,760 $41,640 $44,520 $47,400

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 San Jacinto County is $32,340 a year, or $2,695 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,695 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $809 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% $524 $561 $674 $778 $868 $958
60% $629 $674 $809 $933 $1,041 $1,149
Fair Market Rents in San Jacinto 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$529 $570 $714 $964 $967

Cities In San Jacinto County

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City Listings Served By
Coldspring 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coldspring is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Shepherd 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shepherd is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Cape Royale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cape Royale is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Oakhurst 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakhurst is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Point Blank 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Point Blank is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.