Affordable Housing In Sherman
Grayson County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sherman

Villas of Sherman

1212 W Center St
Sherman, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Market Rate

301 E Carter St

301 E Carter St
Sherman, Texas

Steeple Chase Farms

3621 Steeplechase Dr
Sherman, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Sherman, 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 Sherman, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Grayson County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Texoma Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sherman, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 578 affordable apartments for rent in Sherman, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Sherman, Texas

Sherman features 298 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 Sherman, Texas

There are 280 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sherman.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sherman, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sherman, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $887 and $1,084.

2022 Sherman, 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
Sherman, Texas Fair Market Rent $661 $830 $985 $1,316 $1,570
Sherman, Texas Payment Standard Range $595 to $727 $747 to $913 $887 to $1,084 $1,184 to $1,448 $1,413 to $1,727

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sherman, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 578
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 298
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $42,923 ±$2,199
Median Rent $806 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.54% ± 5.14pp
Total Population 39,569

Population and Household Demographics

Sherman is a city in Grayson County, Texas with a population of 39,569. There are 15,002 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 47.53% of households in Sherman are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sherman

The median gross income for households in Sherman is $42,923 a year, or $3,577 a month. The median rent for the city is $806 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sherman, a household making less than $2,687 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Sherman.

Area Median Income In Sherman

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Sherman, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grayson County.

In Sherman, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,500

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 Sherman

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 Sherman

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sherman AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,850 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sherman AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,700 $28,200 $31,750 $35,250 $38,100 $40,900 $43,750 $46,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sherman AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,500 $45,150 $50,800 $56,400 $60,950 $65,450 $69,950 $74,450