Affordable Housing In Pasadena
Harris County, Texas

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pasadena

Copper Ridge Apartments

2216 E Harris Ave
Pasadena, Texas
1-3 BR

Parkway Seniors Apartments

3663 Fairmont Pkwy
Pasadena, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Bayshore Towers Apartments

3219 Burke Rd
Pasadena, Texas
Call For Rent
1 BR

Evangeline Booth Garden

2627 Cherrybrook Ln
Pasadena, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Primrose at Pasadena Apartments

2122 East Sam Houston Parkway
Pasadena, Texas

Vista Villa Apartments

3600 Pansy St
Pasadena, Texas
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pasadena Cottages

2122B Wichita Street
Pasadena, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bayou Willows Apartments

4102 Young St
Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena Interfaith Manor

2112 Easthaven Dr
Pasadena, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Empire Village Apartments

1100 Burke Rd
Pasadena, Texas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Pasadena, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Pasadena, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
City of Pasadena Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Harris County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Harris County-Other Dhap Only Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pasadena, Texas

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,107 affordable apartments for rent in Pasadena, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena features 608 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 Pasadena, Texas

There are 2,499 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pasadena.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pasadena, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pasadena landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pasadena.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pasadena, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,176 and $1,438.

2023 Pasadena, 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
Pasadena, Texas Fair Market Rent $1,030 $1,095 $1,307 $1,722 $2,226
Pasadena, Texas Payment Standard Range $927 to $1,133 $986 to $1,205 $1,176 to $1,438 $1,550 to $1,894 $2,003 to $2,449

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pasadena, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 3,107
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 608
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.92
Average Household Size 3.09
Median Household Income $48,004 ±$2,171
Median Rent $806 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.58% ± 2.74pp
Total Population 153,036

Population and Household Demographics

Pasadena is a city in Harris County, Texas with a population of 153,036. There are 49,256 households in the city with an average household size of 3.09 persons. 45.73% of households in Pasadena are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pasadena

The median gross income for households in Pasadena is $48,004 a year, or $4,000 a month. The median rent for the city is $806 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pasadena, a household making less than $2,687 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Pasadena.

Area Median Income In Pasadena

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 Pasadena, the AMI is calculated from all households within Harris County.

In Pasadena, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,100

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 Pasadena

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 Pasadena

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pasadena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,650 $21,300 $23,950 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pasadena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,450 $39,900 $44,300 $47,850 $51,400 $54,950 $58,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pasadena AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,600 $56,700 $63,800 $70,850 $76,550 $82,200 $87,900 $93,550