Cheap Apartments In Alice
Jim Wells County, Texas

Low Income Apartments In Alice

San Diego Creek Apartments

1499 Easterling Drive
Alice, TX
HCV Welcome

Easterling Village Apts.

1455 Easterling Drive
Alice, TX
Subsidized

Alice Village Apartments

123 Terrell St
Alice, TX
Subsidized

125 Olmito St

125 Olmito St
Alice, TX
Subsidized

Casa Real

1300 Wyoming St
Alice, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Guadalupe Haciendas Apartments

2015 S Cameron St
Alice, TX
Subsidized

Heritage Apartments

600 E Front St
Alice, TX
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 582 affordable apartments for rent in Alice, Texas. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 510 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 199 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Alice. There are 72 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Alice

Housing Authority Programs
Alice Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher

Understanding Affordable Housing in Alice, Texas

Alice, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 582
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 510
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Total Population 19,425
Housing Units 6,651
Average Household Size 2.87
Median Household Income $40,835 ±$2,634
Median Rent $694 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.85% ± 7.96pp

Population and Household Demographics

Alice is a City in Jim Wells County, Texas with a population of 19,425. There are 6,651 households in the city with an average household size of 2.87 persons. 41.89% of households in Alice are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alice

The median gross income for households in Alice is $40,835 a year, or $3,403 a month. The median rent for the city is $694 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alice, a household making less than $2,313 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Alice.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 7.96 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Alice

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 Alice, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jim Wells County.

In Alice, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,000

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 Alice

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 Alice HUD Rental Assistance in Alice

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,140 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $32,800 $35,050 $37,300
50% of Median $19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $30,550 $32,800 $35,050 $37,300
80% of Median $31,650 $36,200 $40,700 $45,200 $48,850 $52,450 $56,050 $59,700

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Alice

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2006 to 2006, 1 low income apartment communities containing 72 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Alice by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Alice by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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 Alice

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $30,550 $32,800 $35,050 $37,300
HERA 50% $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
60% of Median $23,760 $27,120 $30,540 $33,900 $36,660 $39,360 $42,060 $44,760
HERA 60% $25,500 $29,160 $32,820 $36,420 $39,360 $42,300 $45,180 $48,120

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 Alice is $30,540 a year, or $2,545 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,545 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $764 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% $495 $530 $636 $735 $820 $904
60% $594 $636 $764 $882 $984 $1,085
Fair Market Rents in Alice

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
$622 $626 $828 $1,037 $1,119