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Affordable Housing In Pearsall
Frio County, Texas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pearsall

Athol Apartments

601 Athol Ln
Pearsall, Texas
Subsidized

Frio Apartments

1200 E. Frio Street
Pearsall, Texas
Subsidized

411 S Apple St

411 S Apple St
Pearsall, Texas

Pearsall Manor Senior Citizens Housing Ltd

600 Berry Ranch Rd
Pearsall, Texas
Subsidized

Westview Ranch

225 Westview Rd
Pearsall, Texas

Ha of Pearsall

501 W Medina St
Pearsall, Texas

Texas - 535253

904 E Frio St
Pearsall, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Pearsall

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Pearsall Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Alamo Area Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pearsall, Texas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 327 affordable apartments for rent in Pearsall, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Pearsall, Texas

Pearsall features 219 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 Pearsall, Texas

There are 108 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pearsall.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pearsall, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pearsall landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pearsall.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pearsall, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Pearsall, 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 $537 $627 $714 $952 $1,107
Payment Standard Range $483 to $591 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $857 to $1,047 $996 to $1,218

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pearsall, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 327
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 219
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.9%
Average Renter Household Size 3.54
Average Household Size 3.31
Median Household Income $33,311 ±$4,770
Median Rent $598 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.14% ± 15.59pp
Total Population 9,651

Population and Household Demographics

Pearsall is a city in Frio County, Texas with a population of 9,651. There are 2,369 households in the city with an average household size of 3.31 persons. 30.9% of households in Pearsall are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pearsall

The median gross income for households in Pearsall is $33,311 a year, or $2,776 a month. The median rent for the city is $598 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pearsall, a household making less than $1,993 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Pearsall.

Area Median Income In Pearsall

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 Pearsall, the AMI is calculated from all households within Frio County.

In Pearsall, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,900

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 Pearsall

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 Pearsall

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