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Affordable Housing In Palacios
Matagorda County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Palacios

Bay Shore Manor

138 Sandpiper Cir
Palacios, Texas
Income Based
1 BR

Bay View Apartments

1803 Gray St
Palacios, Texas

Seacrest Estates

45 Seashell Blvd
Palacios, Texas

Henderson Place Apartments

501 Henderson St
Palacios, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Palacios

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Palacios, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 204 affordable apartments for rent in Palacios, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Palacios, Texas

Palacios features 176 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 Palacios, Texas

There are 28 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Palacios.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Palacios, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Palacios landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Palacios.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Palacios, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $668 and $816.

2020 Palacios, 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 $605 $609 $742 $933 $1,298
Payment Standard Range $545 to $666 $548 to $670 $668 to $816 $840 to $1,026 $1,168 to $1,428

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Palacios, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 204
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 176
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.97
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $37,873 ±$15,441
Median Rent $644 ±$110
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.44% ± 18.72pp
Total Population 4,659

Population and Household Demographics

Palacios is a city in Matagorda County, Texas with a population of 4,659. There are 1,709 households in the city with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 25.92% of households in Palacios are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Palacios

The median gross income for households in Palacios is $37,873 a year, or $3,156 a month. The median rent for the city is $644 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Palacios, a household making less than $2,147 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Palacios.

Area Median Income In Palacios

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 Palacios, the AMI is calculated from all households within Matagorda County.

In Palacios, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,600

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 Palacios

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 Palacios

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