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Affordable Housing In Rio Hondo
Cameron County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rio Hondo

Riverside Village

1001 N Robertson Rd
Rio Hondo, Texas
Income Based
1-4 BR

Rio Hondo Village

901 S Reynolds
Rio Hondo, Texas

Casa Del Valle

210 Morning Glory Dr
Rio Hondo, Texas

Rio Hondo Retirement

Rio Hondo, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Rio Hondo

Housing Authority Programs
Cameron County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rio Hondo, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 170 affordable apartments for rent in Rio Hondo, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Rio Hondo, Texas

Rio Hondo features 80 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 Rio Hondo, Texas

There are 90 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rio Hondo.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rio Hondo, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rio Hondo landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Rio Hondo.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rio Hondo, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $684 and $836.

2020 Rio Hondo, 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 $592 $596 $760 $1,011 $1,163
Payment Standard Range $533 to $651 $536 to $656 $684 to $836 $910 to $1,112 $1,047 to $1,279

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rio Hondo, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 170
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.75
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $37,743 ±$6,344
Median Rent $625 ±$325
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.37% ± 16.67pp
Total Population 2,005

Population and Household Demographics

Rio Hondo is a city in Cameron County, Texas with a population of 2,005. There are 713 households in the city with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 28.75% of households in Rio Hondo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rio Hondo

The median gross income for households in Rio Hondo is $37,743 a year, or $3,145 a month. The median rent for the city is $625 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rio Hondo, a household making less than $2,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Rio Hondo.

Area Median Income In Rio Hondo

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 Rio Hondo, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cameron County.

In Rio Hondo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,800

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 Rio Hondo

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 Rio Hondo

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