Low Income Apartments In Nueces County

Low Income Apartments In Nueces County

Lexington Manor Apartments

3126 Ray Ellison Dr
Corpus Christi, TX
Income Based
1-4 BR

American Gi Forum II

1801 Bosquez St
Robstown, TX
Income Based
1-4 BR

Hacienda Senior Apts.

2625 Greenwood Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX
Income Based
1-2 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Samuel Place Apts.

4315 Carroll Lane
Corpus Christi, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR

Arrowsmith Apartments

5701 Williams Dr
Corpus Christi, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR

Glenoak Apts.

711 Glenoak
Corpus Christi, TX
Income Based
1-4 BR

Lantana Square Apts.

5802 Academy Drive
Corpus Christi, TX
1-3 BR

Buena Vida Senior Village

4650 Old Brownsville Rd
Corpus Christi, TX
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Casa De Manana Apts.

4702 Old Brownsville Rd.
Corpus Christi, TX
1-4 BR

Oso Bay Apartments

7502 McArdle Rd
Corpus Christi, TX

There are 55 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 6,122 affordable apartments for rent in Nueces County, Texas. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 4,137 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 1,608 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Nueces County. There are 1,917 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Other Housing Authorities located in Nueces County

Housing Authority Programs
Corpus Christi Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher; Mainstream Voucher
Robstown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Ingleside Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Nueces County, Texas

Nueces County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 55
Total Low Income Apartments 6,122
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 4,137
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Total Population 352,060
Housing Units 126,900
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $50,337 ±$922
Median Rent $887 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.43% ± 1.8pp

Population and Household Demographics

Nueces County is a County in Texas with a population of 352,060. There are 126,900 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 42.73% of households in Nueces County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Nueces County

The median gross income for households in Nueces County is $50,337 a year, or $4,195 a month. The median rent for the county is $887 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Nueces County, a household making less than $2,957 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Nueces County.1

Area Median Income In Nueces 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 Nueces County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,400

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 Nueces 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 Nueces County HUD Rental Assistance in Nueces County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $22,550 $25,800 $29,000 $32,200 $34,800 $37,400 $39,950 $42,550
80% of Median $36,050 $41,200 $46,350 $51,500 $55,650 $59,750 $63,900 $68,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Nueces County

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

From 1999 to 2007, 13 low income apartment communities containing 2,309 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Nueces 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 Nueces County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $27,060 $30,960 $34,800 $38,640 $41,760 $44,880 $47,940 $51,060

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 Nueces County is $34,800 a year, or $2,900 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,900 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $870 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% $564 $604 $725 $838 $935 $1,031
60% $677 $725 $870 $1,005 $1,122 $1,238
Fair Market Rents in Nueces 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$826 $876 $1,110 $1,484 $1,725

Cities In Nueces County

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City Listings Served By
Corpus Christi 46 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Corpus Christi is the Corpus Christi Housing Authority.
Robstown 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robstown is the Robstown Housing Authority.
Bishop 0
Portland 0
Agua Dulce 0
Banquete 0
Driscoll 0
La Paloma Lost Creek 0
North San Pedro 0
Petronila 0
Port Aransas 0
Rancho Banquete 0
Sandy Hollow Escondidas 0
Spring Gardens 0
Tierra Grande 0
Tierra Verde 0
La Paloma-Lost Creek 0
Sandy Hollow-Escondidas 0
Ingleside 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ingleside is the Ingleside Housing Authority.