Affordable Housing In Kenedy
Karnes County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kenedy

Town Oaks of Kenedy

120 Water St
Kenedy, Texas

M - Rhd - 2001

Graham St
Kenedy, Texas

Bluebonnet Square

101 Evans Ave
Kenedy, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kenedy, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Kenedy, Texas

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kenedy, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 108 affordable apartments for rent in Kenedy, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Kenedy, Texas

Kenedy features 88 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 Kenedy, Texas

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kenedy.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kenedy, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kenedy, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $719 and $879.

2022 Kenedy, 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
Kenedy, Texas Fair Market Rent $559 $633 $799 $1,084 $1,167
Kenedy, Texas Payment Standard Range $503 to $615 $570 to $696 $719 to $879 $976 to $1,192 $1,050 to $1,284

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kenedy, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 108
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 88
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.44%
Average Renter Household Size 4.18
Average Household Size 3.15
Median Household Income $39,970 ±$8,456
Median Rent $576 ±$205
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.11% ± 23.7pp
Total Population 3,410

Population and Household Demographics

Kenedy is a city in Karnes County, Texas with a population of 3,410. There are 1,061 households in the city with an average household size of 3.15 persons. 30.44% of households in Kenedy are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kenedy

The median gross income for households in Kenedy is $39,970 a year, or $3,331 a month. The median rent for the city is $576 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kenedy, a household making less than $1,920 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Kenedy.

Area Median Income In Kenedy

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Kenedy, the AMI is calculated from all households within Karnes County.

In Kenedy, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,200

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 Kenedy

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 Kenedy

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kenedy AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,150 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kenedy AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,550 $26,900 $30,250 $33,600 $36,300 $39,000 $41,700 $44,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kenedy AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,650 $43,000 $48,400 $53,750 $58,050 $62,350 $66,650 $70,950