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Affordable Housing In La Feria
Cameron County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Feria

Las Palmas Apartments

27745 S Kansas City Rd
La Feria, Texas

Buena Vida Apartments 1

100 S Kansas City Rd
La Feria, Texas

La Feria

127 E Primrose Ave
La Feria, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve La Feria

Housing Authority Programs
Cameron County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Feria, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 208 affordable apartments for rent in La Feria, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in La Feria, Texas

La Feria features 92 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 La Feria, Texas

There are 116 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Feria.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Feria, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Feria landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in La Feria.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Feria, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $684 and $836.

2020 La Feria, 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
Fair Market Rent $592 $596 $760 $1,011 $1,163
Payment Standard Range $533 to $651 $536 to $656 $684 to $836 $910 to $1,112 $1,047 to $1,279

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

La Feria, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 208
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 92
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.52%
Average Renter Household Size 3.40
Average Household Size 3.25
Median Household Income $30,825 ±$3,316
Median Rent $622 ±$80
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.94% ± 15.46pp
Total Population 7,325

Population and Household Demographics

La Feria is a city in Cameron County, Texas with a population of 7,325. There are 2,251 households in the city with an average household size of 3.25 persons. 38.52% of households in La Feria are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Feria

The median gross income for households in La Feria is $30,825 a year, or $2,569 a month. The median rent for the city is $622 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Feria, a household making less than $2,073 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.94% of households who rent are overburdened in La Feria.

Area Median Income In La Feria

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 La Feria, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cameron County.

In La Feria, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,800

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 La Feria

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 La Feria

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200