Affordable Housing In Galveston County
Texas

41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Galveston County

L and M Apartments

5510 Avenue L
Galveston, TX
Accepts Vouchers

Key Largo Apartments

1720 Gulf Fwy
La Marque, TX
Accepts Vouchers

Villas at El Dorado

200 W El Dorado Blvd
Friendswood, TX
Accepts Vouchers

Magnolia Homes

1013 43rd St
Galveston, TX

The Oaks IV

4127 Avenue H
Galveston, TX

Gregory Place

912 Church St
Galveston, TX
Accepts Vouchers

Mesquite Woods Apartments

5809 Delaney Rd
Hitchcock, TX
Subsidized

Old Catholic Diocese Building

1923 Market St
Galveston, TX
Accepts Vouchers

University Gardens

712 Ball St
Galveston, TX
Accepts Vouchers

Utmb Gardens

918 Winnie St
Galveston, TX
Accepts Vouchers

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

There are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,414 affordable apartments for rent in Galveston County, Texas. Galveston County features 935 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,472 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Galveston County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Galveston County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 3,414
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 935
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.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
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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878

Cities In Galveston County

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City Listings Served By
Galveston 21 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.