Affordable Housing In Alvin
Brazoria County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alvin

Alvin Memorial Gardens

916 S Gordon St
Alvin, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Tarc Group Home 5 Apartments

802 Tovrea Rd
Alvin, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Stonegate at Alvin

1277 Dickinson Rd
Alvin, TX
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Alvin

Housing Authority Programs
Brazoria County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alvin, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 271 affordable apartments for rent in Alvin, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Alvin, Texas

Alvin features 111 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 Alvin, Texas

There are 160 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alvin.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alvin, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alvin landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Alvin.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alvin, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $959 and $1,172.

2020 Alvin, 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
Fair Market Rent $716 $925 $1,065 $1,433 $1,870
Payment Standard Range $644 to $788 $833 to $1,018 $959 to $1,172 $1,290 to $1,576 $1,683 to $2,057

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Alvin, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 271
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 111
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $46,261 ±$3,923
Median Rent $796 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.47% ± 7.08pp
Total Population 25,224

Population and Household Demographics

Alvin is a City in Brazoria County, Texas with a population of 25,224. There are 8,876 households in the city with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 39.15% of households in Alvin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alvin

The median gross income for households in Alvin is $46,261 a year, or $3,855 a month. The median rent for the city is $796 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alvin, a household making less than $2,653 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Alvin.1

Area Median Income In Alvin

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 Alvin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Brazoria County.

In Alvin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,200

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 Alvin

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 Alvin

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $30,550 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200
80% of Median $52,750 $60,300 $67,850 $75,350 $81,400 $87,450 $93,450 $99,500