Affordable Housing In Galveston County
Texas

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Galveston County

Creekside Apartments

406 DEATS
Dickinson, TX
$850-1,295
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Pine Manor Apartments

3700 Pine Manor
Dickinson, TX
HCV Welcome

Oak Tree Village

2402 Dickinson Ave
Dickinson, TX
HCV Welcome

Independent Missionary Village

6607 Prino Rd
Hitchcock, TX
Subsidized

Highland Manor

301 Newman Rd
La Marque, TX
HCV Welcome

Church Village Apartments

2902 Deats Rd
Dickinson, TX
Subsidized

Champion Homes at Marina Landing

7302 Avenue P 1/2
Galveston, TX
HCV Welcome

Sandpiper Cove

3916 Winnie St
Galveston, TX
Subsidized

Heritage Square Apartments

3500 Baker Dr
Dickinson, TX
HCV Welcome

Santa Fe Plaza

12200 11th St
Santa Fe, TX
Subsidized

There are 39 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,902 affordable apartments for rent in Galveston County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 935 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Galveston County, HUD housing programs support 364 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,960 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Galveston County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Galveston County

Housing Authority Programs
Galveston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Texas City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Galveston County, Texas

Galveston County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 2,902
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 935
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Total Population 308,163
Housing Units 113,866
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $62,313 ±$1,675
Median Rent $912 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.47% ± 2.28pp

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.1

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 $76,300

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 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 Galveston County 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 $16,050 $18,350 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% of Median $42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Galveston County

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

From 1987 to 2010, 27 low income apartment communities containing 2,295 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Galveston County 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 Galveston County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
60% of Median $32,100 $36,660 $41,220 $45,780 $49,500 $53,160 $56,820 $60,480

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 Galveston County is $41,220 a year, or $3,435 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,435 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,031 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% $669 $716 $859 $993 $1,108 $1,222
60% $803 $860 $1,031 $1,191 $1,329 $1,466
Fair Market Rents in Galveston County

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
$812 $907 $1,104 $1,509 $1,897

Cities In Galveston County

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City Listings Served By
Galveston 19 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Galveston is the Galveston Housing Authority.
Hitchcock 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hitchcock is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Santa Fe 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Fe is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Dickinson 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dickinson is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Friendswood 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Friendswood is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
League City 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves League City is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
La Marque 3 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.
Bacliff 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bacliff is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Bayou Vista 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bayou Vista is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Bolivar Peninsula 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bolivar Peninsula is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Clear Lake Shores 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clear Lake Shores is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Jamaica Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jamaica Beach is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Kemah 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kemah is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
San Leon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Leon is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Tiki Island 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tiki Island is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.