Affordable Housing In Port Lavaca
Calhoun County, Texas

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Port Lavaca

Seabreeze Village Apartments

233 S. Alcoa
Port Lavaca, TX
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2-3 BR

Sea Greens Apartments

202 Seashell
Port Lavaca, TX

Regency Apartments

1100 Alcoa Dr
Port Lavaca, TX

Port Lavaca Ha

627 W George St
Port Lavaca, TX

Sea Greens

202 Seashell
Port Lavaca, TX
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Sea Breeze Apartments

233 Alcoa Drive
Port Lavaca, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Port Lavaca

Housing Authority Programs
Port Lavaca Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Port Lavaca, Texas

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 228 affordable apartments for rent in Port Lavaca, Texas. Port Lavaca features 118 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 110 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Port Lavaca.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Port Lavaca, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 228
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 118
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.49%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $45,560 ±$4,359
Median Rent $768 ±$125
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.6% ± 11.76pp
Total Population 12,315

Population and Household Demographics

Port Lavaca is a City in Calhoun County, Texas with a population of 12,315. There are 4,375 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 37.49% of households in Port Lavaca are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Port Lavaca

The median gross income for households in Port Lavaca is $45,560 a year, or $3,797 a month. The median rent for the city is $768 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Port Lavaca, a household making less than $2,560 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.6% of households who rent are overburdened in Port Lavaca.1

Area Median Income In Port Lavaca

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 Port Lavaca, the AMI is calculated from all households within Calhoun County.

In Port Lavaca, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,100

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 Port Lavaca

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 Port Lavaca HUD Rental Assistance in Port Lavaca

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,850 $27,250 $30,650 $34,050 $36,800 $39,500 $42,250 $44,950
80% of Median $38,150 $43,600 $49,050 $54,500 $58,900 $63,250 $67,600 $71,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Port Lavaca

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 1997, 2 low income apartment communities containing 159 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Port Lavaca by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Port Lavaca

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,850 $27,250 $30,650 $34,050 $36,800 $39,500 $42,250 $44,950
60% of Median $28,620 $32,700 $36,780 $40,860 $44,160 $47,400 $50,700 $53,940

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Port Lavaca is $36,780 a year, or $3,065 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,065 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $920 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $596 $639 $766 $886 $988 $1,090
60% $716 $767 $920 $1,063 $1,185 $1,308
Fair Market Rents in Port Lavaca

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$604 $666 $815 $1,068 $1,314