Affordable Housing In Corpus Christi
Nueces County, Texas

48 Low Income Apartment Communities In Corpus Christi

La Armada III

1410 Tompkins St
Corpus Christi, Texas

Clairelaine Gardens

1418 Arlington Dr
Corpus Christi, Texas

Parkway Ruthmary Price

2620 Houston St
Corpus Christi, Texas

Mckinzie Andy Alaniz

2842 McKinzie Rd
Corpus Christi, Texas

Riversquare I Apartments - Merced Housing

10342 River Run Blvd
Corpus Christi, Texas

Womens Shelter

425 S Carancahua St
Corpus Christi, Texas

Accessible Space Incorporated ( Asi )

Wooldridge Creek
Corpus Christi, Texas

Ashford Place

3105 Acme Rd
Corpus Christi, Texas

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 48 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,350 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 1,662 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 $971 and $1,187.

2021 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
Corpus Christi, Texas Fair Market Rent $784 $864 $1,079 $1,428 $1,702
Corpus Christi, Texas Payment Standard Range $706 to $862 $778 to $950 $971 to $1,187 $1,285 to $1,571 $1,532 to $1,872

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Corpus Christi, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 48
Total Low Income Apartments 5,350
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 $69,300

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Corpus Christi

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Corpus Christi AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,600 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Corpus Christi AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,300 $27,750 $31,200 $34,650 $37,450 $40,200 $43,000 $45,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Corpus Christi AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,450 $59,900 $64,350 $68,800 $73,200