Affordable Housing In San Juan
Puerto Rico

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Juan

Viewpoint at Domenech

550 Ave. Muñoz Rivera & 108 Ave. Domenech/Hato Rey
San Juan, RQ
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1 BR
HCV Welcome

Plaza Gran Victoria

1312 Ave. Ponce de Leon / Santurce
San Juan, RQ
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1 BR
HCV Welcome

Golden Residences @ The Village

570 Ponce de Leon Ave / Hato Rey
San Juan, RQ
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1 BR
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Ciudad Lumen

Blvd. Martinez Nadal Urban Train/Las Lomas/Monacillos
San Juan, RQ
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San Cristóbal Apartments

413 Calle Luna/Viejo San Juan
San Juan, RQ
HCV Welcome

Balseiro Elderly

Calles Balseiro & Añasco / Sector Blondet - Rio Piedras
San Juan, RQ
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 622 affordable apartments for rent in San Juan. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 0 apartments that set rent based on your income. In San Juan, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 622 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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)

Other Housing Authorities located in San Juan

Housing Authority Programs
Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration Public Housing
Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, RQ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 622
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Total Population 371,400
Housing Units 147,316
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $21,243 ±$510
Median Rent $466 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.81% ± 1.14pp

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.1

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 $28,500

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 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 San Juan 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 $6,750 $7,700 $8,650 $9,600 $10,400 $11,150 $11,950 $12,700
50% of Median $11,200 $12,800 $14,400 $16,000 $17,300 $18,600 $19,850 $21,150
80% of Median $17,950 $20,500 $23,050 $25,600 $27,650 $29,700 $31,750 $33,800

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in San Juan

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $11,200 $12,800 $14,400 $16,000 $17,300 $18,600 $19,850 $21,150
60% of Median $13,440 $15,360 $17,280 $19,200 $20,760 $22,320 $23,820 $25,380

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in San Juan is $17,280 a year, or $1,440 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $1,440 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $432 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $280 $300 $360 $416 $465 $513
60% $336 $360 $432 $500 $558 $615
Fair Market Rents in San Juan

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$431 $459 $549 $728 $913

Cities In San Juan

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City Listings Served By
San Juan 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Juan are the Puerto Rico Department of Housing and Municipality of San Juan.