Rental Housing In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Rental Overview

The population of Puerto Rico, according to the 2010 Census, is 0. The total number of households in the state is 0. The average household size for Puerto Rico is . The total number of renter households in the state is 0 which means that % of households are renter households. Compared to all other U.S. States, Puerto Rico is ranked th in percentage of renters. District Of Columbia is ranked first with 57.99% and West Virginia ranks last with only 26.55%.

According to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the median rent paid among all renter households and housing types and sizes in Puerto Rico is $0 per month. Ranked against all other states in the country, Puerto Rico ranks th for the highest median rent. Hawaii ranks first at $1,387 and West Virginia ranks last at $618. Though rents are set more locally, statewide median rents provide a basic outlook of housing costs for each state.

The number of vacant rental units in Puerto Rico is 0 representing a vacancy rate of 0%. Among all U.S. states, Puerto Rico ranks th for the lowest vacancy rates. New York ranks first with a vacancy rate of 4.5% and South Carolina ranks last with a vacancy rate of 12.9%. As lower vacancy rates are an indication of a healthier rental housing portfolio, Puerto Rico’s rental housing portfolio is performing well below the National average.

ProgramProjectsUnits
Total 0 0
Note: The total does not necessarily equal the sum of each program as some properties may participate in multiple funding programs.

‡This program is not project based, instead Housing Authorities provide vouchers to individual renters. In the state of Puerto Rico there are 78 independent Housing Authorities that may issue these vouchers.

The average number of units per property for affordable rentals in Puerto Rico is 0.00. The largest market for federally assisted housing in the state is at 0 units and the smallest is at 0 unit(s). 0 apartment properties provide housing for seniors containing 0 units. Of the 0 units, 0 units include some form of rental assistance (like Section 8) to make rent more affordable for very low income families.

Affordable Housing by Counties in Puerto Rico ranked by federally assisted units

There are 0 counties or county equivalents in Puerto Rico. The county or county equivalent with the largest population is at 0 and the smallest is at 0. The county or county equivalent with the largest percentage of renter households is at 0% and The county or county equivalent with lowest portion of renters is at 0%.

The density of Federal housing assistance at the county level in Puerto Rico ranges from a low of 0 units per 1,000 renter households in to a high of 0 units per 1,000 renter households in . The average Federal housing assistance density for all counties in Puerto Rico is 0 units per 1,000 renter households.

The table below summarizes the Federally assisted housing located in each county in Puerto Rico. All major affordable housing programs are provided on a county by county basis. Click on the name of the county to see a more in depth summary of affordable housing in that county.

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Affordable Housing by City in Puerto Rico ranked by federally assisted units

We are tracking 0 cities in Puerto Rico that have at least one Federally assisted housing community. With a population of 0, has the largest population of these cities. There are 0 Federally assisted housing communities in which are home to about 0 families, most of which are lower income families.

The table below provides a summary of all Federally assisted housing communities by city in Puerto Rico. All the major affordable housing funding program breakdowns are provided. Click on the city name to get a full affordable rental housing report for each city in Puerto Rico.

CityTotal Units

Housing Authorities in Puerto Rico ranked by assisted units and vouchers

Housing authorities are governmental (or quasi-governmental) entities that manage various Federal housing assistance programs on behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These programs include Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and other programs.

There are 78 housing authorities in Puerto Rico. These housing authorities own and operate an aggregate of public housing units and administer Section 8 rental vouchers. Of the 78 housing authorities, 0% have both a public housing and Section 8 program.

The largest housing authority in Puerto Rico by total housing assistance units managed is Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration with 55,072 public housing units under management (55,072 public housing units and 0 Section 8 vouchers).

The table below provides a list of housing authorities in Puerto Rico and includes each housing authorities public housing and Section 8 voucher count. Click on the housing authority name to get more details on the housing authority.

NamePublic Housing UnitsSection 8 Vouchers
Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration 55,072 -
Puerto Rico Department of Housing - 9,299
Municipality of San Juan - 5,112
Puerto Rico Housing Finance Corp - 2,404
Municipality of Bayamon - 2,167
Municipality of Ponce - 1,608
Municipality of Caguas - 1,325
Municipality of Arecibo - 928
Municipality of Mayaguez - 842
Municipality of Carolina - 805
Municipality of Trujillo Alto - 679
Municipality of Guaynabo - 383
Municipality of Dorado - 277
Municipality of Vega Baja - 277
Municipality of Humacao - 276
Municipality of Aguadilla - 265
Municipality of Guayama - 264
Municipality of Toa Baja - 244
Municipality of Penuelas - 240
Municipality of Cayey - 239
Municipality of Arroyo - 217
Municipality of Utuado - 197
Municipality of Cidra - 190
Municipality of Manati - 182
Municipality of Toa Alta - 181
Municipality of Barranquitas - 180
Municipality of Aguas Buenas - 161
Municipality of Camuy - 156
Municipality of Sabana Grande - 156
Municipality of Guayanilla - 146
Municipality of Gurabo - 143
The Municipality of Quebradillas - 141
Municipality of Corozal Housing Authority - 139
Municipality of San Sebastian - 139
Municipality of Vega Alta - 126
Municipality of Barceloneta - 125
Municipality of Las Piedras - 125
Municipality of Naranjito - 123
Municipality of Naguabo - 121
Municipality of Aguada - 121
Municipality of Comerio - 118
Municipality of Yabucoa - 117
Municipality of Juana Diaz - 115
Municipality of Vieques - 115
Anasco Housing Authority - 110
Municipality of San Lorenzo - 107
Municipality of Cabo Rojo - 107
Municipality of Hormigueros - 103
Municipality of Salinas - 97
Municipality of Yauco - 95
Municipality of San German - 88
Municipality of Isabela - 86
Municipality of Villalba - 84
Municipality of Patillas - 83
Municipality of Fajardo - 79
Municipality of Rio Grande - 78
Municipality of Ciales - 74
Municipality of Hatillo - 73
Municipality of Lares - 73
Municipality of Santa Isabel - 70
Municipality of Lajas - 69
Municipality of Luquillo - 69
Municipality of Moca - 67
Municipality of Coamo - 60
Municipality of Aibonito - 58
Municipality of Juncos - 55
Municipality of Guanica - 54
Municipality of Morovis - 53
Municipality of Adjuntas - 52
Municipality of Orocovis - 47
Municipality of Florida - 45
Municipality of Ceiba - 41
Municipality of Las Marias - 40
Municipality of Maricao - 35
Municipality of Rincon - 34
Municipality of Canovanas - 34
Municipality of Loiza - 5
Municipality of Jayuya - 4

Federally Assisted Affordable Rental Housing

According to our affordable housing data, Puerto Rico has a total of 0 rental properties that receive at least one form of Federal housing assistance and are at least partially reserved for low income persons. These properties contain an estimated 0 rental housing units. (Note: Some of the Federal source data we use does not include total unit count for a property -- most notably the LIHTC database -- so the number of units listed here may be less than the actual.)

The Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program is the largest assistance program by unit count. The program assists 0 in Puerto Rico. The charts below lay out how each Federal program impact affordable housing in Puerto Rico.

Federal Programs By Unit Count Hover over a bar to view