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Affordable Housing In Cameron County

59 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cameron County

Sundance Apartments

1402 Vermont
Harlingen, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Second Adams Corporation

1200 E Jackson St
Harlingen, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Kenneth Lake

221 Downs Dr
San Benito, Texas

La Villita Apartments Phase II

529 Old Port Isabel Rd
Brownsville, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Buena Vida Apartments 1

100 S Kansas City Rd
La Feria, Texas

Beacon Bay Townhomes

306 Beacon Bay Dr
Port Isabel, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Los Vecinos Homes

702 S M St
Harlingen, Texas

Bonita Park

601 S Rangerville Rd
Harlingen, Texas

Le Moyne Gardens

3221 N 25th St
Harlingen, Texas

Leon Gardens

2175 Woodstone Dr
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 59 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,666 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 2,222 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 $684 and $836.

2020 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 $592 $596 $760 $1,011 $1,163
Payment Standard Range $533 to $651 $536 to $656 $684 to $836 $910 to $1,112 $1,047 to $1,279

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cameron County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 59
Total Low Income Apartments 5,666
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
Arroyo Gardens
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
Chula Vista
Del Mar Heights
El Camino Angosto
Encantada Ranchito El Calaboz
Encantada-Ranchito-El Calaboz
Grand Acres
Green Valley Farms
Harlingen The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harlingen are the Harlingen Housing Authority and Cameron County Housing Authority.
Iglesia Antigua
Indian Lake
La Feria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Feria is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
La Feria North
La Paloma
La Tina Ranch
Laguna Heights
Laguna Vista The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laguna Vista is the Cameron County Housing Authority.
Las Palmas II
Los Fresnos
Los Indios
Palm Valley
Port Isabel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Port Isabel are the Port Isabel Housing Authority and Cameron County Housing Authority.
Rancho Viejo
Reid Hope King
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
Santa Maria
Santa Rosa
South Padre Island
South Point
Tierra Bonita
Villa del Sol
Villa Pancho