Affordable Housing In La Marque
Galveston County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Marque

Highland Manor

301 Newman Rd
La Marque, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Key Largo Apartments

1720 Gulf Fwy
La Marque, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Horizon Meadows Apartments

1903 Main St
La Marque, Texas
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve La Marque

Housing Authority Programs
City of La Marque Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Marque, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 297 affordable apartments for rent in La Marque, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in La Marque, Texas

La Marque features 0 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 Marque, Texas

There are 297 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Marque.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Marque, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Marque landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in La Marque.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Marque, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $986 and $1,206.

2020 La Marque, 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 $826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878
Payment Standard Range $743 to $909 $817 to $999 $986 to $1,206 $1,337 to $1,634 $1,690 to $2,066

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

La Marque, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 297
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.88
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $43,692 ±$2,311
Median Rent $846 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.83% ± 7.56pp
Total Population 15,230

Population and Household Demographics

La Marque is a City in Galveston County, Texas with a population of 15,230. There are 5,568 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 28.52% of households in La Marque are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Marque

The median gross income for households in La Marque is $43,692 a year, or $3,641 a month. The median rent for the city is $846 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Marque, a household making less than $2,820 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.83% of households who rent are overburdened in La Marque.1

Area Median Income In La Marque

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 Marque, the AMI is calculated from all households within Galveston County.

In La Marque, 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 La Marque

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 Marque

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