Affordable Housing In Aransas County

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Aransas County

The Palms Apartments l & ll

200 S Avenue a
Aransas Pass, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Sandy Oaks

401 W Highland Ave
Aransas Pass, TX

Fifty Oaks Apartments

501 E. 2nd Street
Rockport, TX

Saltgrass Landing

1602 S Church Street
Rockport, TX

Linden Oaks Aka Rockport Retir

1201 N Live Oak St
Rockport, TX
HCV Welcome

Live Oak Village

2101 W Wheeler Ave
Aransas Pass, TX
HCV Welcome

Bay of Aransas Gardens

811 S Bronte
Rockport, TX

Baytree Apartments

2050 S Saunders St
Aransas Pass, TX
HCV Welcome

Sea Mist Townhomes

2211 FM 3036
Rockport, TX
HCV Welcome

John L. Meredith

254 N 13th St
Aransas Pass, TX
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Aransas County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 622 affordable apartments for rent in Aransas County, Texas. Aransas County features 354 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 268 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Aransas County.

Aransas County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 622
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 354
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $41,690 ±$3,678
Median Rent $822 ±$88
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.09% ± 7.41pp
Total Population 24,292

Population and Household Demographics

Aransas County is a County in Texas with a population of 24,292. There are 9,682 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 27.29% of households in Aransas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Aransas County

The median gross income for households in Aransas County is $41,690 a year, or $3,474 a month. The median rent for the county is $822 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Aransas County, a household making less than $2,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Aransas County.1

Area Median Income In Aransas County

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 Aransas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Aransas County

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 Aransas County HUD Rental Assistance in Aransas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,000 $39,350
50% of Median $20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
80% of Median $33,400 $38,200 $42,950 $47,700 $51,550 $55,350 $59,150 $63,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Aransas County

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

From 1987 to 2005, 6 low income apartment communities containing 276 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Aransas County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Aransas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,900 $23,850 $26,850 $29,800 $32,200 $34,600 $37,000 $39,350
60% of Median $25,080 $28,620 $32,220 $35,760 $38,640 $41,520 $44,400 $47,220

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 Aransas County is $32,220 a year, or $2,685 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,685 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $806 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% $523 $559 $671 $775 $865 $954
60% $627 $671 $806 $930 $1,038 $1,145
Fair Market Rents in Aransas County

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$624 $735 $841 $1,215 $1,277

Cities In Aransas County

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City Listings Served By
Rockport 5
Aransas Pass 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aransas Pass is the Aransas Pass Housing Authority.
Fulton 0
Holiday Beach 0
Lamar 0