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Affordable Housing In San Juan
Puerto Rico

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Juan

Viewpoint at Domenech

550 Ave. Muñoz Rivera and 108 Ave. Domenech/Hato Rey
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Call For Rent
1 BR

Plaza Gran Victoria

1312 Ave. Ponce de Leon / Santurce
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Call For Rent
1 BR

Golden Residences @ The Village

570 Ponce de Leon Ave / Hato Rey
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Call For Rent
1 BR

Ciudad Lumen

Blvd. Martinez Nadal Urban Train/Las Lomas/Monacillos
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Cristóbal Apartments

413 Calle Luna/Viejo San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Balseiro Elderly

Calles Balseiro and Añasco / Sector Blondet - Rio Piedras
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Housing Authorities that serve San Juan

Housing Authority Programs
Puerto Rico Department of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Municipality of San Juan Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Juan, Puerto Rico

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 622 affordable apartments for rent in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Income Based Apartments in San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan features 0 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 San Juan, Puerto Rico

There are 622 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Juan.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Juan, Puerto Rico for a two-bedroom apartment is between $478 and $584.

2020 San Juan, Puerto Rico 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 $416 $451 $531 $706 $868
Payment Standard Range $374 to $458 $406 to $496 $478 to $584 $635 to $777 $781 to $955

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Juan, RQ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 622
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $21,243 ±$510
Median Rent $466 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.81% ± 1.14pp
Total Population 371,400

Population and Household Demographics

San Juan is a county in Puerto Rico with a population of 371,400. There are 147,316 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 46.43% of households in San Juan are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Juan

The median gross income for households in San Juan is $21,243 a year, or $1,770 a month. The median rent for the county is $466 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Juan, a household making less than $1,553 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.81% of households who rent are overburdened in San Juan.

Area Median Income In San Juan

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 San Juan, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $28,800

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 San Juan

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 San Juan

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $6,500 $7,400 $8,350 $9,250 $10,000 $10,750 $11,500 $12,250
50% of Median $10,850 $12,400 $13,950 $15,450 $16,700 $17,950 $19,200 $20,400
80% of Median $17,300 $19,800 $22,250 $24,700 $26,700 $28,700 $30,650 $32,650

Cities In San Juan

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City Served By
San Juan The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Juan are the Puerto Rico Department of Housing and Municipality of San Juan.