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Affordable Housing In Corpus Christi
Nueces County, Texas

47 Low Income Apartment Communities In Corpus Christi

Palacio Residencial & El Paraiso Apartments

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

Lexington Manor Apartments

3126 Ray Ellison Dr
Corpus Christi, Texas
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized
Accepts Vouchers

Hacienda Senior Apts.

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

Samuel Place Apts.

4315 Carroll Lane
Corpus Christi, Texas
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized
Accepts Vouchers

Arrowsmith Apartments

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

Glenoak Apts.

711 Glenoak
Corpus Christi, Texas
Income Based
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Riverstone Apartments

3521 Airline Road
Corpus Christi, Texas
$304-931
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Lantana Square Apts.

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

Riverview at Calallen

11930 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, Texas
$324-943
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Buena Vida Senior Village

4650 Old Brownsville Rd
Corpus Christi, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

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

There are 47 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,334 affordable apartments for rent in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi features 3,688 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 Corpus Christi, Texas

There are 1,646 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Corpus Christi.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Corpus Christi, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Corpus Christi landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Corpus Christi.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Corpus Christi, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $899 and $1,099.

2020 Corpus Christi, 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 $744 $789 $999 $1,336 $1,553
Payment Standard Range $670 to $818 $710 to $868 $899 to $1,099 $1,202 to $1,470 $1,398 to $1,708

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Corpus Christi, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 47
Total Low Income Apartments 5,334
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,688
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $50,658 ±$896
Median Rent $893 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.43% ± 1.82pp
Total Population 316,513

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.

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 $66,600

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 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 $14,000 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,000
50% of Median $23,350 $26,650 $30,000 $33,300 $36,000 $38,650 $41,300 $44,000
80% of Median $37,350 $42,650 $48,000 $53,300 $57,600 $61,850 $66,100 $70,400