Barak Apartments

285 S Center St
Tenaha, Texas
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Tenaha that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 24 low-income homes in Tenaha where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 29th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Tenaha, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Tenaha Public Housing
Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency
Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Tenaha.

Tenaha, Texas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Tenaha, Texas

Tenaha features 24 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 Tenaha, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tenaha.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tenaha, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tenaha landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Tenaha.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tenaha, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Tenaha, 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
Tenaha, Texas Fair Market Rent $623 $698 $826 $1,174 $1,299
Tenaha, Texas Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $628 to $768 $743 to $909 $1,057 to $1,291 $1,169 to $1,429

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tenaha, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.94%
Average Renter Household Size 3.05
Average Household Size 3.15
Median Household Income $23,833 ±$3,192
Median Rent $411 ±$145
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.72% ± 21.15pp
Total Population 1,454

Population and Household Demographics

Tenaha is a city in Shelby County, Texas with a population of 1,454. There are 462 households in the city with an average household size of 3.15 persons. 43.94% of households in Tenaha are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tenaha

The median gross income for households in Tenaha is $23,833 a year, or $1,986 a month. The median rent for the city is $411 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tenaha, a household making less than $1,370 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Tenaha.

Area Median Income In Tenaha

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 Tenaha, the AMI is calculated from all households within Shelby County.

In Tenaha, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,700

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 Tenaha

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 Tenaha

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tenaha AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,200 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $44,750 $47,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tenaha AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,250 $28,850 $32,450 $36,050 $38,950 $41,850 $44,750 $47,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tenaha AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,400 $46,150 $51,900 $57,650 $62,300 $66,900 $71,500 $76,100