Affordable Housing In Karnes County
Texas

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Karnes County

SavannahPark of Karnes City

905 S Panna Maria Ave
Karnes City, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Subsidized

Runge Apartments

1200 N Goliad St
Runge, TX

Town Oaks of Kenedy

120 Water St
Kenedy, TX
Subsidized

M - Rhd - 2001

Graham St
Kenedy, TX
HCV Welcome

Tierra Pointe

1226 S State Hwy 123
Karnes City, TX
HCV Welcome

Bluebonnet Square

101 Evans Ave
Kenedy, TX

703 N Helena

703 N Helena
Runge, TX

Sam S Swierc

311 S Panna Maria St
Falls City, TX
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There are 8 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 303 affordable apartments for rent in Karnes County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 171 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Karnes County, HUD housing programs support 48 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 132 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Karnes County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Karnes County

Housing Authority Programs
Kenedy Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Runge Housing Authority Public Housing
Falls City Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Karnes County, Texas

Karnes County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 303
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 171
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.74%
Average Renter Household Size 3.54
Total Population 14,879
Housing Units 4,309
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $45,502 ±$4,170
Median Rent $650 ±$88
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.12% ± 10.03pp

Population and Household Demographics

Karnes County is a County in Texas with a population of 14,879. There are 4,309 households in the county with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 24.74% of households in Karnes County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Karnes County

The median gross income for households in Karnes County is $45,502 a year, or $3,792 a month. The median rent for the county is $650 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Karnes County, a household making less than $2,167 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Karnes County.1

Area Median Income In Karnes 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 Karnes County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,000

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 Karnes 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 Karnes County HUD Rental Assistance in Karnes County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,050 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,450 $40,950
50% of Median $21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $31,000 $33,500 $36,000 $38,450 $40,950
80% of Median $34,750 $39,700 $44,650 $49,600 $53,600 $57,550 $61,550 $65,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Karnes 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 2000, 2 low income apartment communities containing 160 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Karnes 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 Karnes County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $31,000 $33,500 $36,000 $38,450 $40,950
60% of Median $26,040 $29,760 $33,480 $37,200 $40,200 $43,200 $46,140 $49,140

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 Karnes County is $33,480 a year, or $2,790 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,790 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $837 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% $543 $581 $698 $806 $900 $993
60% $651 $698 $837 $968 $1,080 $1,191
Fair Market Rents in Karnes 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
$502 $581 $769 $963 $1,185

Cities In Karnes County

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City Listings Served By
Kenedy 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenedy is the Kenedy Housing Authority.
Karnes City 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Karnes City is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Runge 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Runge are the Runge Housing Authority and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Falls City 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Falls City is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.