Affordable Housing In Pharr
Waiting List Openings In Pharr
12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pharr
Housing Authorities that serve Pharr
|Pharr Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency|
|Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Pharr, Texas
There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,084 affordable apartments for rent in Pharr, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Pharr, Texas
Pharr features 551 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 Pharr, Texas
There are 533 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pharr.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Pharr, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pharr landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pharr.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pharr, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $665 and $813.
2021 Pharr, 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|
|Pharr, Texas Fair Market Rent||$570||$574||$739||$953||$1,070|
|Pharr, Texas Payment Standard Range||$513 to $627||$517 to $631||$665 to $813||$858 to $1,048||$963 to $1,177|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Pharr, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||12|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,084|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||551|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||38.86%|
|Average Renter Household Size||3.46|
|Average Household Size||3.64|
|Median Household Income||$34,708 ±$2,457|
|Median Rent||$691 ±$22|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||47.41% ± 6.36pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Pharr is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas with a population of 74,273. There are 20,402 households in the city with an average household size of 3.64 persons. 38.86% of households in Pharr are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Pharr
The median gross income for households in Pharr is $34,708 a year, or $2,892 a month. The median rent for the city is $691 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pharr, a household making less than $2,303 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Pharr.
Area Median Income In Pharr
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 Pharr, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hidalgo County.
In Pharr, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,200
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 Pharr
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 Pharr
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pharr AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pharr AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pharr AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.