Affordable Housing In Nueces County

57 Low Income Apartment Communities In Nueces County

LULAC West Park

10702 IH 37
Corpus Christi, TX

Laguna Apartments

1318 Waldron Rd
Corpus Christi, TX

Woodland Creek Apts.

11641 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX

Lulac Village Park

1417 Horne Rd
Corpus Christi, TX

Figueroa Square Apartments

303 W Avenue J
Robstown, TX

Gulfway Manor Apartments

1702 Treyway Ln
Corpus Christi, TX

Costa Tarragona

2240 N Padre Island Dr
Corpus Christi, TX
HCV Welcome

Jefferine Lytle Estates

509 Old Robstown Rd.
Corpus Christi, TX

Palms at Leopard

2725 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX

Henry Harbour

2421 Cimarron Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX
Disabled Supportive Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Nueces County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Nueces County, Texas

There are 57 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,325 affordable apartments for rent in Nueces County, Texas. Nueces County features 4,172 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,153 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Nueces County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Nueces County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 57
Total Low Income Apartments 6,325
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,172
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $50,337 ±$922
Median Rent $887 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.43% ± 1.8pp
Total Population 352,060

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 $66,300

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 $13,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050
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
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
60% of Median $27,900 $31,860 $35,820 $39,780 $43,020 $46,200 $49,380 $52,560

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 $35,820 a year, or $2,985 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,985 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $896 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% $581 $623 $746 $863 $963 $1,062
60% $698 $747 $896 $1,035 $1,155 $1,274
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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$744 $789 $999 $1,336 $1,553

Cities In Nueces County

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City Listings Served By
Corpus Christi 48 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Corpus Christi is the Corpus Christi Housing Authority.
Robstown 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robstown is the Robstown Housing Authority.
Bishop 1
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.