Low Income Apartments In Comal County
Texas

Low Income Apartments In Comal County

Bavarian Manor Apts.

614 Bavarian Dr.
New Braunfels, TX
$710-959
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Mission Hill Apartment Homes

2745 Westpointe Dr
New Braunfels, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Reserve at Engel Road

135 Engel Road
New Braunfels, TX
$473-805
1-3 BR

The Residences of Solms Village

2265 Goodwin Ln
New Braunfels, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Balcones Haus

246 Loma Vista St
New Braunfels, TX
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Village Circle

101 Glenbrook Drive E.
New Braunfels, TX
Subsidized

Eden Heights, Inc

627 Lakeview Blvd
New Braunfels, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Landa Place

860 Landa St
New Braunfels, TX
HCV Welcome

Laurel Plaza

300 Laurel Ln
New Braunfels, TX
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There are 9 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 764 affordable apartments for rent in Comal County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 406 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Comal County, HUD housing programs support 103 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 180 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Comal County

Housing Authority Programs
Alamo Area Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Comal County

Housing Authority Programs
New Braunfels Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Comal County, Texas

Comal County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 764
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 406
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Total Population 119,632
Housing Units 43,951
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $65,833 ±$3,291
Median Rent $982 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.72% ± 4.16pp

Population and Household Demographics

Comal County is a County in Texas with a population of 119,632. There are 43,951 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 24.07% of households in Comal County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Comal County

The median gross income for households in Comal County is $65,833 a year, or $5,486 a month. The median rent for the county is $982 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Comal County, a household making less than $3,273 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Comal County.1

Area Median Income In Comal 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 Comal 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 Comal 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 Comal County HUD Rental Assistance in Comal 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 Comal County

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

From 1989 to 2007, 4 low income apartment communities containing 103 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Comal 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 Comal 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 Comal 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 Comal 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 Comal County

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City Listings Served By
New Braunfels 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Braunfels is the New Braunfels Housing Authority.
Bulverde 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bulverde is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Canyon Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canyon Lake is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Garden Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garden Ridge is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.