Affordable Housing In Bexar County
Texas

206 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bexar County

Sun Park Lane Frank Hornsby

740 Rice Rd
San Antonio, TX
HCV Welcome

Babcock North Expansion

11800 Spring Shadow St
San Antonio, TX
HCV Welcome

Dineen Arms

255 W Hermitage Ct
San Antonio, TX
HCV Welcome

Park on Goldfield Apartments

4848 Goldfield
San Antonio, TX
HCV Welcome

Parque De Oro Apartments

3019 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX
HCV Welcome

Legacy on O Connor Road

13842 Oconnor Rd
San Antonio, TX
HCV Welcome

Artisan on the Bluff

6623 Babcock Rd
San Antonio, TX
HCV Welcome

Villa De Oro Apartments

130 Camino de Oro
San Antonio, TX
HCV Welcome

Cibolo Plaza

730 FM 1103
Cibolo, TX
Subsidized

Lago Vista Village

4243 W Commerce St
San Antonio, TX
HCV Welcome

There are 206 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 25,632 affordable apartments for rent in Bexar County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 12,338 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Bexar County, HUD housing programs support 3,379 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 12,516 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Bexar County

Housing Authority Programs
San Antonio Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Housing Authority of Bexar County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Bexar County

Housing Authority Programs
Alamo Area Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bexar County, Texas

Bexar County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 206
Total Low Income Apartments 25,632
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 12,338
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.68
Total Population 1,825,502
Housing Units 618,831
Average Household Size 2.90
Median Household Income $51,150 ±$405
Median Rent $876 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.35% ± 0.86pp

Population and Household Demographics

Bexar County is a County in Texas with a population of 1,825,502. There are 618,831 households in the county with an average household size of 2.90 persons. 41.53% of households in Bexar County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bexar County

The median gross income for households in Bexar County is $51,150 a year, or $4,263 a month. The median rent for the county is $876 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bexar County, a household making less than $2,920 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Bexar County.1

Area Median Income In Bexar 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 Bexar County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,000

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 Bexar 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 Bexar County HUD Rental Assistance in Bexar County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,950 $17,050 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,500 $38,350 $41,200 $44,050 $46,900
80% of Median $39,800 $45,450 $51,150 $56,800 $61,350 $65,900 $70,450 $75,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bexar 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 2010, 75 low income apartment communities containing 11,146 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bexar 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 Bexar County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $29,820 $34,080 $38,340 $42,600 $46,020 $49,440 $52,860 $56,280

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 Bexar County is $38,340 a year, or $3,195 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,195 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $959 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% $621 $666 $799 $923 $1,030 $1,137
60% $746 $799 $959 $1,108 $1,236 $1,364
Fair Market Rents in Bexar 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$688 $844 $1,050 $1,379 $1,689

Cities In Bexar County

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City Listings Served By
San Antonio 197 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Antonio are the San Antonio Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Bexar County.
Schertz 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Schertz are the Schertz Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Live Oak 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Live Oak are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Cibolo 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cibolo are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Somerset 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Somerset are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Universal City 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Universal City are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Selma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Selma are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Converse 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Converse are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Alamo Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alamo Heights are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Balcones Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Balcones Heights are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Castle Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Castle Hills are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
China Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve China Grove are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Cross Mountain 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cross Mountain are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Elmendorf 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elmendorf are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Fair Oaks Ranch 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fair Oaks Ranch are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Grey Forest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Grey Forest are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Helotes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Helotes are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Hill Country Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hill Country Village are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Hollywood Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hollywood Park are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Kirby 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kirby are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Lackland AFB 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lackland AFB are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Leon Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leon Valley are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Macdona 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Macdona are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Olmos Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Olmos Park are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Randolph AFB 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Randolph AFB are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
St. Hedwig 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve St. Hedwig are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Scenic Oaks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Scenic Oaks are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Shavano Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Shavano Park are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Terrell Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Terrell Hills are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Timberwood Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Timberwood Park are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Von Ormy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Von Ormy are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.
Windcrest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Windcrest are the Housing Authority of Bexar County and San Antonio Housing Authority.