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Affordable Housing In Cameron County
Texas

60 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cameron County

Sunquest Apartments

23850 Stuart Place Rd
Harlingen, Texas

Alcott and Alcott

Briggs Rd
Harlingen, Texas

Rangerville Park Subdivision

Rangerville Rd
Harlingen, Texas

Sunset Haven

301 Horizon Ln
Brownsville, Texas

Linda Vista

2426 Barnard Rd
Brownsville, Texas

Las Palmas Apartments

27745 S Kansas City Rd
La Feria, Texas
Subsidized

Rancho Del Cielo, Phase II

3375 McAllen Rd
Brownsville, Texas

Artisan at Port Isabel

100 Hockaday Dr
Port Isabel, Texas

Rio Hondo Retirement

FM E
Rio Hondo, Texas

Buena Vida

1202 E 14th St
Brownsville, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Cameron County

Housing Authority Programs
Cameron County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cameron County, Texas

There are 60 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,794 affordable apartments for rent in Cameron County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Cameron County, Texas

Cameron County features 3,340 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 Cameron County, Texas

There are 2,350 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cameron County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cameron County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cameron County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cameron County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cameron County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $678 and $828.

2021 Cameron 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
Fair Market Rent $586 $590 $753 $989 $1,138
Payment Standard Range $527 to $645 $531 to $649 $678 to $828 $890 to $1,088 $1,024 to $1,252

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cameron County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 60
Total Low Income Apartments 5,794
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,340
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.21%
Average Renter Household Size 3.40
Average Household Size 3.42
Median Household Income $33,266 ±$884
Median Rent $643 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.23% ± 1.87pp
Total Population 417,947

Population and Household Demographics

Cameron County is a county in Texas with a population of 417,947. There are 121,097 households in the county with an average household size of 3.42 persons. 33.21% of households in Cameron County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cameron County

The median gross income for households in Cameron County is $33,266 a year, or $2,772 a month. The median rent for the county is $643 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cameron County, a household making less than $2,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Cameron County.

Area Median Income In Cameron 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 Cameron County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,800

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 Cameron 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 Cameron County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200

Cities In Cameron County

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City Served By
Arroyo Colorado Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arroyo Colorado Estates is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Arroyo Gardens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arroyo Gardens is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Bayview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bayview is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Bixby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bixby is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Bluetown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bluetown is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Brownsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brownsville are the Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville and Cameron County Housing Authority.
Cameron Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cameron Park is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Chula Vista The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chula Vista is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Combes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Combes is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Del Mar Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Del Mar Heights is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
El Camino Angosto The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Camino Angosto is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Encantada Ranchito El Calaboz The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Encantada Ranchito El Calaboz is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Encantada-Ranchito-El Calaboz The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Encantada-Ranchito-El Calaboz is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Grand Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Acres is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Green Valley Farms The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Valley Farms is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Harlingen The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harlingen are the Harlingen Housing Authority and Cameron County Housing Authority.
Iglesia Antigua The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Iglesia Antigua is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Indian Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Lake is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Juarez The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Juarez is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
La Feria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Feria is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
La Feria North The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Feria North is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
La Paloma The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Paloma is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
La Tina Ranch The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Tina Ranch is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Lago The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lago is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Laguna Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laguna Heights is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Laguna Vista The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laguna Vista is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Las Palmas II The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Las Palmas II is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Lasana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lasana is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Laureles The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laureles is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Los Fresnos The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Fresnos is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Los Indios The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Indios is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Lozano The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lozano is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Olmito The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olmito is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Orason The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orason is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Palm Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Valley is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Port Isabel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Port Isabel are the Port Isabel Housing Authority and Cameron County Housing Authority.
Primera The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Primera is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Rancho Viejo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rancho Viejo is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Rangerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rangerville is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Ratamosa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ratamosa is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Reid Hope King The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reid Hope King is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Rio Hondo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rio Hondo is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
San Benito The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Benito are the San Benito Housing Authority and Cameron County Housing Authority.
San Pedro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Pedro is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Santa Maria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Maria is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Santa Rosa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Rosa is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Solis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Solis is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
South Padre Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Padre Island is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
South Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Point is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Tierra Bonita The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tierra Bonita is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Villa del Sol The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Villa del Sol is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Villa Pancho The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Villa Pancho is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Yznaga The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yznaga is the Cameron County Housing Authority.