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Affordable Housing In Port Lavaca
Calhoun County, Texas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Port Lavaca

Seabreeze Village Apartments

233 S. Alcoa
Port Lavaca, Texas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Sea Breeze Apartments

233 Alcoa Drive
Port Lavaca, Texas

Sea Greens Apartments

202 Seashell
Port Lavaca, Texas

Regency Apartments

1100 Alcoa Dr
Port Lavaca, Texas
Subsidized

Port Lavaca Ha

627 W George St
Port Lavaca, Texas
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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 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 118 affordable apartments for rent in Port Lavaca, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Port Lavaca, Texas

Port Lavaca features 118 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 Port Lavaca, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Port Lavaca.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Port Lavaca, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Port Lavaca landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Port Lavaca.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Port Lavaca, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $734 and $897.

2020 Port Lavaca, 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 $604 $666 $815 $1,068 $1,314
Payment Standard Range $544 to $664 $599 to $733 $734 to $897 $961 to $1,175 $1,183 to $1,445

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Port Lavaca, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 118
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.

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 $72,700

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 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 $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,100 $32,750 $36,350 $39,300 $42,200 $45,100 $48,000
80% of Median $40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800