Affordable Housing In Smith County
25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Smith County
Housing Authorities that serve Smith County
|City of Tyler Housing Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Smith County, Texas
There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,275 affordable apartments for rent in Smith County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Smith County, Texas
Smith County features 692 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 Smith County, Texas
There are 1,547 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Smith County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Smith County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Smith County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Smith County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Smith County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $831 and $1,015.
2020 Smith 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$762||$765||$923||$1,175||$1,512|
|Payment Standard Range||$686 to $838||$689 to $842||$831 to $1,015||$1,058 to $1,293||$1,361 to $1,663|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Smith County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||25|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,275|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||692|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||34.48%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.55|
|Average Household Size||2.70|
|Median Household Income||$46,929 ±$1,127|
|Median Rent||$840 ±$14|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||47.01% ± 2.2pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Smith County is a county in Texas with a population of 217,552. There are 78,778 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 34.48% of households in Smith County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Smith County
The median gross income for households in Smith County is $46,929 a year, or $3,911 a month. The median rent for the county is $840 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Smith County, a household making less than $2,800 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Smith County.
Area Median Income In Smith 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 Smith County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,600
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 Smith 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 Smith County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$14,050||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$44,120|
|50% of Median||$23,450||$26,800||$30,150||$33,450||$36,150||$38,850||$41,500||$44,200|
|80% of Median||$37,450||$42,800||$48,150||$53,500||$57,800||$62,100||$66,350||$70,650|
Cities In Smith County
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|Arp||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arp is the City of Tyler Housing Agency.|
|Bullard||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bullard are the Jacksonville Housing Authority, Rusk Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Alto and City of Tyler Housing Agency.|
|Emerald Bay||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Emerald Bay is the City of Tyler Housing Agency.|
|Flint||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Flint is the City of Tyler Housing Agency.|
|Hideaway||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hideaway is the City of Tyler Housing Agency.|
|Lindale||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lindale is the City of Tyler Housing Agency.|
|New Chapel Hill||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Chapel Hill is the City of Tyler Housing Agency.|
|Noonday||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Noonday is the City of Tyler Housing Agency.|
|Troup||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Troup are the Jacksonville Housing Authority, Rusk Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Alto and City of Tyler Housing Agency.|
|Tyler||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tyler is the City of Tyler Housing Agency.|
|Whitehouse||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whitehouse is the City of Tyler Housing Agency.|
|Winona||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winona is the City of Tyler Housing Agency.|