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Affordable Housing In Falfurrias
Brooks County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Falfurrias

Falfurrias Village

898 S Center Street
Falfurrias, Texas
Subsidized

Los Encinos Apartments

1210 S Center St
Falfurrias, Texas
Subsidized

Los Encinos Phase 2

1211 Mac Pena St
Falfurrias, Texas
Subsidized

John F. Kenedy

300 N Las Pitas St
Falfurrias, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Falfurrias

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Falfurrias, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 234 affordable apartments for rent in Falfurrias, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Falfurrias, Texas

Falfurrias features 234 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 Falfurrias, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Falfurrias.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Falfurrias, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Falfurrias landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Falfurrias.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Falfurrias, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Falfurrias, 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 $529 $570 $714 $890 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $513 to $627 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Falfurrias, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 234
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 234
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.91%
Average Renter Household Size 3.51
Average Household Size 3.32
Median Household Income $19,229 ±$5,416
Median Rent $499 ±$98
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.22% ± 12.72pp
Total Population 4,512

Population and Household Demographics

Falfurrias is a city in Brooks County, Texas with a population of 4,512. There are 1,353 households in the city with an average household size of 3.32 persons. 39.91% of households in Falfurrias are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Falfurrias

The median gross income for households in Falfurrias is $19,229 a year, or $1,602 a month. The median rent for the city is $499 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Falfurrias, a household making less than $1,663 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Falfurrias.

Area Median Income In Falfurrias

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 Falfurrias, the AMI is calculated from all households within Brooks County.

In Falfurrias, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $29,800

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 Falfurrias

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 Falfurrias

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