Affordable Housing In Shelby County
Texas

Waiting List Openings In Shelby 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.

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shelby County

Timpson Seniors

329 Marcus St
Timpson, Texas
Subsidized
62+

Union Acres Trust

818 Cotton Ford Rd
Center, Texas
Subsidized

Paradise Villa

1281 Sunset Cir
Center, Texas
Subsidized

Barak Apartments

285 S Center St
Tenaha, Texas
Subsidized

Joaquin Housing

11326 US Highway 84 E
Joaquin, Texas
Subsidized

Hickory Street Apartments

County Rd 3645
Joaquin, Texas

Center Place Apartments 2

705 Clifford St
Center, Texas
Subsidized

Arcadia Village

673 Arcadia Rd
Center, Texas

W Side Villa and Happy Hollow

128 N 3rd St
Timpson, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby County, Texas

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 378 affordable apartments for rent in Shelby County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Shelby County, Texas

Shelby County features 352 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 Shelby County, Texas

There are 26 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shelby County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shelby County, Texas

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

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

2022 Shelby 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
Shelby County, Texas Fair Market Rent $560 $597 $757 $1,068 $1,221
Shelby County, Texas Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $537 to $657 $681 to $833 $961 to $1,175 $1,099 to $1,343

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Shelby County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 378
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 352
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $37,756 ±$2,698
Median Rent $568 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.08% ± 9.2pp
Total Population 25,725

Population and Household Demographics

Shelby County is a county in Texas with a population of 25,725. There are 9,396 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 27.56% of households in Shelby County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shelby County

The median gross income for households in Shelby County is $37,756 a year, or $3,146 a month. The median rent for the county is $568 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shelby County, a household making less than $1,893 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Shelby County.

Area Median Income In Shelby 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 Shelby County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,200

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 Shelby 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 Shelby County

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

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City Served By
Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Center are the Housing Authority of Center and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Huxley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huxley is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Joaquin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Joaquin is the Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Tenaha The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tenaha are the Housing Authority of Tenaha and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.
Timpson The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Timpson are the Housing Authority of Timpson and Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority.