Affordable Housing In Hidalgo County
Texas

129 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hidalgo County

Villas at Beaumont Apartments

2200 Beaumont Avenue
McAllen, TX
$493
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Edinburg Senior Towers

201 N. 13th Avenue
Edinburg, TX
$519-555
Studio-1 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Weslaco Village Apartments

2101 W. Business 83
Weslaco, TX
$531-721
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Heritage Square Apartments

515 S Sugar Rd
Edinburg, TX
$625-780
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Sherwood Apts.

801 Greenbriar Drive
Edinburg, TX
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Retama Village II Apartments

2500 Jasmine Avenue
McAllen, TX
$484-650
1-3 BR

La Estancia Apartments

3601 E Mile 8 N
Weslaco, TX
$650-799
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

La Vista Apartments

2401 La Vista Avenue
McAllen, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Retama Village Apartments

900 N. 26th St.
McAllen, TX
$485-650
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Kingswood Village

502 South 29th Avenue
Edinburg, TX
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Hidalgo County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Hidalgo County

Housing Authority Programs
McAllen Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Mercedes Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Mission Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Weslaco Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Edinburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Alamo Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Pharr Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Donna Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Edcouch Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Elsa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Hidalgo Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
San Juan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
La Joya Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hidalgo County, Texas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 129 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,902 affordable apartments for rent in Hidalgo County, Texas. Hidalgo County features 4,327 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 4,151 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hidalgo County.

Hidalgo County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 129
Total Low Income Apartments 8,902
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,327
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.9%
Average Renter Household Size 3.40
Average Household Size 3.62
Median Household Income $34,782 ±$734
Median Rent $661 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.59% ± 1.84pp
Total Population 819,217

Population and Household Demographics

Hidalgo County is a County in Texas with a population of 819,217. There are 224,021 households in the county with an average household size of 3.62 persons. 31.9% of households in Hidalgo County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hidalgo County

The median gross income for households in Hidalgo County is $34,782 a year, or $2,899 a month. The median rent for the county is $661 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hidalgo County, a household making less than $2,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Hidalgo County.1

Area Median Income In Hidalgo 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 Hidalgo County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $41,900

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 Hidalgo 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 Hidalgo County HUD Rental Assistance in Hidalgo County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Hidalgo 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 2007, 69 low income apartment communities containing 3,573 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hidalgo 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 Hidalgo County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

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 Hidalgo County is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 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% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in Hidalgo 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
$573 $577 $743 $955 $1,068

Cities In Hidalgo County

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City Listings Served By
Mission 28 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mission are the Mission Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Edinburg 23 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edinburg are the Edinburg Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
McAllen 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve McAllen are the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo and McAllen Housing Authority.
Mercedes 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mercedes are the Mercedes Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Donna 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Donna are the Donna Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Hidalgo 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hidalgo are the Hidalgo Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
La Joya 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve La Joya are the La Joya Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Elsa 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elsa are the Elsa Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
La Villa 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Villa is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Pharr 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pharr are the Pharr Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Weslaco 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Weslaco are the Weslaco Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Alamo 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alamo are the Alamo Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Alton 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alton is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Edcouch 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edcouch are the Edcouch Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Abram 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Abram is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Cesar Chavez 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cesar Chavez is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Citrus City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Citrus City is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Cuevitas 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cuevitas is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Doffing 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doffing is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Doolittle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doolittle is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Faysville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Faysville is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Granjeno 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Granjeno is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Hargill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hargill is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Havana 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Havana is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Heidelberg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Heidelberg is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Indian Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Hills is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
La Blanca 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Blanca is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Laguna Seca 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laguna Seca is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
La Homa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Homa is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Linn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Linn is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Llano Grande 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Llano Grande is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Lopezville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lopezville is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Los Ebanos 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Ebanos is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Midway North 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midway North is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Midway South 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midway South is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Mila Doce 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mila Doce is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Monte Alto 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monte Alto is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Muniz 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Muniz is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Murillo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Murillo is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
North Alamo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Alamo is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Olivarez 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olivarez is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Palmhurst 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palmhurst is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Palmview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palmview is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Palmview South 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palmview South is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Penitas 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Penitas is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Perezville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perezville is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Progreso 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Progreso is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Progreso Lakes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Progreso Lakes is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Relampago 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Relampago is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
San Carlos 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Carlos is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
San Juan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Juan is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Scissors 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scissors is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
South Alamo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Alamo is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Sullivan City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sullivan City is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
Villa Verde 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Villa Verde is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.
West Sharyland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Sharyland is the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo.