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Affordable Housing In Nueces County

57 Low Income Apartment Communities In Nueces County

Womens Shelter

425 S Carancahua St
Corpus Christi, Texas

Accessible Space Incorporated ( Asi )

Wooldridge Creek
Corpus Christi, Texas

Portside Villas

2798 State Highway 361
Ingleside, Texas

Rancho De Luna

500 S Highway 77
Robstown, Texas

2713 Humble St

2713 Humble St
Ingleside, Texas

Ashford Place

3105 Acme Rd
Corpus Christi, Texas

Bishop Plaza

900 East Oregon
Bishop, Texas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Nueces County, Texas

There are 57 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,210 affordable apartments for rent in Nueces County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Nueces County, Texas

Nueces County features 4,208 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 Nueces County, Texas

There are 2,002 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Nueces County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Nueces County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Nueces County landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Nueces County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Nueces County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $899 and $1,099.

2020 Nueces County, 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 $744 $789 $999 $1,336 $1,553
Payment Standard Range $670 to $818 $710 to $868 $899 to $1,099 $1,202 to $1,470 $1,398 to $1,708

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Nueces County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 57
Total Low Income Apartments 6,210
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,208
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.

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 $66,600

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 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 $14,000 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,000
50% of Median $23,350 $26,650 $30,000 $33,300 $36,000 $38,650 $41,300 $44,000
80% of Median $37,350 $42,650 $48,000 $53,300 $57,600 $61,850 $66,100 $70,400

Cities In Nueces County

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