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Affordable Housing In McAllen
Hidalgo County, Texas

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In McAllen

Villas at Beaumont Apartments

2200 Beaumont Avenue
McAllen, Texas
1 BR

Retama Village II Apartments

2500 Jasmine Avenue
McAllen, Texas
1-3 BR

La Vista Apartments

2401 La Vista Avenue
McAllen, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Retama Village Apartments

900 N. 26th St.
McAllen, Texas
1-3 BR

Valley View Apartments

602 East Ebony Ave
McAllen, Texas

Memorial Apartments

501 E Jasmine Ave
McAllen, Texas

Pecan Village Apartments

2200 Pecan Blvd
McAllen, Texas

Las Palmas Apartments

601 E Ebony Ave
McAllen, Texas

El Patrimonio Apartments

2601 Sarah Avenue
McAllen, Texas

Padre De Vida

3900 S. Ware Road
McAllen, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve McAllen

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
McAllen Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in McAllen, Texas

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,241 affordable apartments for rent in McAllen, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in McAllen, Texas

McAllen features 827 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 McAllen, Texas

There are 414 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in McAllen.

Housing Choice Vouchers in McAllen, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in McAllen, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $665 and $813.

2021 McAllen, 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 $570 $574 $739 $953 $1,070
Payment Standard Range $513 to $627 $517 to $631 $665 to $813 $858 to $1,048 $963 to $1,177

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

McAllen, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,241
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 827
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.2%
Average Renter Household Size 3.11
Average Household Size 3.22
Median Household Income $44,254 ±$1,891
Median Rent $723 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.24% ± 3.53pp
Total Population 136,993

Population and Household Demographics

McAllen is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas with a population of 136,993. There are 42,225 households in the city with an average household size of 3.22 persons. 39.2% of households in McAllen are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in McAllen

The median gross income for households in McAllen is $44,254 a year, or $3,688 a month. The median rent for the city is $723 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In McAllen, a household making less than $2,410 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.24% of households who rent are overburdened in McAllen.

Area Median Income In McAllen

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 McAllen, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hidalgo County.

In McAllen, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,100

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 McAllen

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 McAllen

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