Affordable Housing In Matagorda County

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Matagorda County

Bay Breeze

800 Avenue F
Bay City, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR

Bay Shore Manor

138 Sandpiper Cir
Palacios, TX
Income Based
1 BR

Roland Hilliard Apartments

1408 Whitson St
Bay City, TX

Bay City Manor Apartments

900 Avenue J
Bay City, TX
HCV Welcome

Bay View Apartments

1803 Gray St
Palacios, TX
HCV Welcome

Golden Manor Apartments

800 Avenue H Apt 127
Bay City, TX

Tejas Cove Ak Ncr of Bay City

1900 Palm Village Blvd
Bay City, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Seacrest Estates

45 Seashell Blvd
Palacios, TX

Henderson Place Apartments

501 Henderson St
Palacios, TX

Bay Ranch Apartments

1401 Thompson Dr
Bay City, TX
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Matagorda County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Bay City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Palacios Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Matagorda County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 677 affordable apartments for rent in Matagorda County, Texas. Matagorda County features 585 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 92 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Matagorda County.

Matagorda County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 677
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 585
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $40,797 ±$3,834
Median Rent $658 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.38% ± 5.78pp
Total Population 36,598

Population and Household Demographics

Matagorda County is a County in Texas with a population of 36,598. There are 13,382 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 32.22% of households in Matagorda County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Matagorda County

The median gross income for households in Matagorda County is $40,797 a year, or $3,400 a month. The median rent for the county is $658 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Matagorda County, a household making less than $2,193 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Matagorda County.1

Area Median Income In Matagorda County

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.

In Matagorda County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,800

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 Matagorda County

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 Matagorda County HUD Rental Assistance in Matagorda County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Matagorda County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2007, 7 low income apartment communities containing 338 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Matagorda County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Matagorda County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Matagorda County is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in Matagorda County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$605 $609 $742 $933 $1,298

Cities In Matagorda County

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City Listings Served By
Bay City 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bay City is the Housing Authority of the City of Bay City.
Palacios 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palacios is the Housing Authority of the City of Palacios.
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Markham 0
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