Affordable Housing In Atascosa County
11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Atascosa County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Atascosa County, Texas
Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Atascosa County, Texas
|Alamo Area Council of Governments||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Atascosa County, Texas
There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 346 affordable apartments for rent in Atascosa County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Atascosa County, Texas
Atascosa County features 258 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 Atascosa County, Texas
There are 88 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Atascosa County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Atascosa County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Atascosa County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Atascosa County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Atascosa County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $822 and $1,004.
2022 Atascosa County, 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|
|Atascosa County, Texas Fair Market Rent||$640||$801||$913||$1,129||$1,505|
|Atascosa County, Texas Payment Standard Range||$576 to $704||$721 to $881||$822 to $1,004||$1,016 to $1,242||$1,355 to $1,656|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Atascosa County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||11|
|Total Low Income Apartments||346|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||258|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||25.74%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.92|
|Average Household Size||3.04|
|Median Household Income||$52,192 ±$3,005|
|Median Rent||$742 ±$56|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||32.25% ± 6.3pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Atascosa County is a county in Texas with a population of 47,050. There are 15,363 households in the county with an average household size of 3.04 persons. 25.74% of households in Atascosa County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Atascosa County
The median gross income for households in Atascosa County is $52,192 a year, or $4,349 a month. The median rent for the county is $742 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Atascosa County, a household making less than $2,473 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Atascosa County.
Area Median Income In Atascosa 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 Atascosa County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,000
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 Atascosa 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Atascosa County
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Atascosa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Atascosa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Atascosa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Atascosa County
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