Affordable Housing In Corpus Christi
Nueces County, Texas

48 Low Income Apartment Communities In Corpus Christi

Lexington Manor Apartments

3126 Ray Ellison Dr
Corpus Christi, TX
Income Based
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Hacienda Senior Apts.

2625 Greenwood Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Samuel Place Apts.

4315 Carroll Lane
Corpus Christi, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Arrowsmith Apartments

5701 Williams Dr
Corpus Christi, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Glenoak Apts.

711 Glenoak
Corpus Christi, TX
Income Based
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Riverstone Apartments

3521 Airline Dr
Corpus Christi, TX
$304-931
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Palacio Residencial & El Paraiso Apartments

1757 Gollihar Rd
Corpus Christi, TX
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lantana Square Apts.

5802 Academy Drive
Corpus Christi, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Riverview at Calallen

11930 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX
$324-943
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Buena Vida Senior Village

4650 Old Brownsville Rd
Corpus Christi, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 48 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 5,485 affordable apartments for rent in Corpus Christi. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 3,688 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Corpus Christi, HUD housing programs support 1,517 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,797 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Corpus Christi

Housing Authority Programs
Corpus Christi Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 48
Total Low Income Apartments 5,485
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,688
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Total Population 316,513
Housing Units 114,817
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $50,658 ±$896
Median Rent $893 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.43% ± 1.82pp

Population and Household Demographics

Corpus Christi is a City in Nueces County, Texas with a population of 316,513. There are 114,817 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 43.95% of households in Corpus Christi are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Corpus Christi

The median gross income for households in Corpus Christi is $50,658 a year, or $4,222 a month. The median rent for the city is $893 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Corpus Christi, a household making less than $2,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Corpus Christi.1

Area Median Income In Corpus Christi

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Corpus Christi, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nueces County.

In Corpus Christi, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,300

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 Corpus Christi

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 Corpus Christi HUD Rental Assistance in Corpus Christi

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Corpus Christi

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

From 1999 to 2007, 9 low income apartment communities containing 1,956 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
60% of Median $27,900 $31,860 $35,820 $39,780 $43,020 $46,200 $49,380 $52,560

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 Corpus Christi is $35,820 a year, or $2,985 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,985 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $896 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% $581 $623 $746 $863 $963 $1,062
60% $698 $747 $896 $1,035 $1,155 $1,274
Fair Market Rents in Corpus Christi

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
$826 $876 $1,110 $1,484 $1,725