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Affordable Housing In Laguna Vista
Cameron County, Texas

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Laguna Vista

Bahia Palms Apartments CO Fountainhead Lp

1303 Pino Dr
Laguna Vista, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Laguna Vista

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Laguna Vista, Texas

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 64 affordable apartments for rent in Laguna Vista, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Laguna Vista, Texas

Laguna Vista features 64 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 Laguna Vista, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Laguna Vista.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Laguna Vista, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Laguna Vista landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Laguna Vista.

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

2020 Laguna Vista, 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.

Laguna Vista, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 64
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 64
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.54%
Average Renter Household Size 3.31
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $54,531 ±$15,521
Median Rent $856 ±$221
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.33% ± 22.71pp
Total Population 3,211

Population and Household Demographics

Laguna Vista is a city in Cameron County, Texas with a population of 3,211. There are 1,323 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 21.54% of households in Laguna Vista are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Laguna Vista

The median gross income for households in Laguna Vista is $54,531 a year, or $4,544 a month. The median rent for the city is $856 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Laguna Vista, a household making less than $2,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Laguna Vista.

Area Median Income In Laguna Vista

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 Laguna Vista, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cameron County.

In Laguna Vista, 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 Laguna Vista

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 Laguna Vista

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