Affordable Housing In La Porte
Harris County, Texas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Porte

Fairmont Oaks Apartments

9801 West Fairmont Parkway
La Porte, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Bayview Senior Apartments

1111 Bayshore Dr
La Porte, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Happy Harbor Apartments

900 Parkway St
La Porte, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Churchill Place Senior Apartments

1201 S Broadway St
La Porte, Texas

Seville Place Apartments

3625 Luella Blvd
La Porte, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in La Porte, 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 La Porte, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Harris County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Harris County-Other Dhap Only Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Porte, Texas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 552 affordable apartments for rent in La Porte, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in La Porte, Texas

La Porte features 112 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 Porte, Texas

There are 440 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Porte.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Porte, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Porte, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,087 and $1,329.

2022 La Porte, 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
La Porte, Texas Fair Market Rent $944 $1,014 $1,208 $1,603 $2,058
La Porte, Texas Payment Standard Range $850 to $1,038 $913 to $1,115 $1,087 to $1,329 $1,443 to $1,763 $1,852 to $2,264

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

La Porte, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 552
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 112
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.78
Average Household Size 2.85
Median Household Income $68,341 ±$5,461
Median Rent $996 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.52% ± 7.3pp
Total Population 34,746

Population and Household Demographics

La Porte is a city in Harris County, Texas with a population of 34,746. There are 12,170 households in the city with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 26.01% of households in La Porte are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Porte

The median gross income for households in La Porte is $68,341 a year, or $5,695 a month. The median rent for the city is $996 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Porte, a household making less than $3,320 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.52% of households who rent are overburdened in La Porte.

Area Median Income In La Porte

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 Porte, the AMI is calculated from all households within Harris County.

In La Porte, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,100

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 Porte

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 Porte

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the La Porte AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,650 $21,300 $23,950 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the La Porte AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,450 $39,900 $44,300 $47,850 $51,400 $54,950 $58,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the La Porte AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,600 $56,700 $63,800 $70,850 $76,550 $82,200 $87,900 $93,550