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Affordable Housing In Galveston County
Texas

42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Galveston County

Villas on the Strand

1524 Strand Street
Galveston, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Bent Oaks Apartments

7410 Highway 6
Hitchcock, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Sandpiper Cove Apartments

3916 Winnie Street
Galveston, Texas
$707-1,342
1-5 BR

Creekside Apartments

406 Deats Road
Dickinson, Texas
$850-1,295
1-3 BR

Delany Court Apartments

5825 Delany Rd
Hitchcock, Texas
Subsidized

Highland Pointe Apartments

5809 Delany Rd
Hitchcock, Texas

Bayou Gardens Apartments

8010 Hwy 6
Hitchcock, Texas
Subsidized
55+
Accessible

Gulf Breeze

1211 21st St
Galveston, Texas

Pine Manor Apartments

3700 Pine Manor
Dickinson, Texas

Oak Tree Village

2402 Dickinson Ave
Dickinson, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Galveston County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Galveston County, Texas

There are 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,454 affordable apartments for rent in Galveston County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Galveston County, Texas

Galveston County features 975 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 Galveston County, Texas

There are 2,472 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Galveston County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Galveston County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Galveston County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $986 and $1,206.

2020 Galveston County, 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 $826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878
Payment Standard Range $743 to $909 $817 to $999 $986 to $1,206 $1,337 to $1,634 $1,690 to $2,066

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Galveston County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 42
Total Low Income Apartments 3,454
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 975
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $62,313 ±$1,675
Median Rent $912 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.47% ± 2.28pp
Total Population 308,163

Population and Household Demographics

Galveston County is a county in Texas with a population of 308,163. There are 113,866 households in the county with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 33.09% of households in Galveston County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Galveston County

The median gross income for households in Galveston County is $62,313 a year, or $5,193 a month. The median rent for the county is $912 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Galveston County, a household making less than $3,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Galveston County.

Area Median Income In Galveston 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 Galveston County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,800

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 Galveston 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Galveston County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,600 $18,950 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,600 $31,550 $35,500 $39,400 $42,600 $45,750 $48,900 $52,050
80% of Median $44,150 $50,450 $56,750 $63,050 $68,100 $73,150 $78,200 $83,250

Cities In Galveston County

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City Served By
Bacliff The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bacliff is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Bayou Vista The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bayou Vista is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Bolivar Peninsula The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bolivar Peninsula is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Clear Lake Shores The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clear Lake Shores is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Dickinson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dickinson is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Friendswood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Friendswood is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Galveston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Galveston are the Galveston Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Hitchcock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hitchcock is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Jamaica Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jamaica Beach is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Kemah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kemah is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
La Marque The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve La Marque are the City of La Marque Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
League City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves League City is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
San Leon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Leon is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Santa Fe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Fe is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Tiki Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tiki Island is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.