Affordable Housing In Robstown
Nueces County, Texas

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Robstown

American Gi Forum I & II

1801 Bosquez St
Robstown, TX
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Figueroa Square Apartments

998 Ruben Chavez Rd
Robstown, TX
Subsidized

Figueroa Square Apartments

303 W Avenue J
Robstown, TX
Subsidized

Sierra Royale

630 Wright St
Robstown, TX
HCV Welcome

La Posada Johnny Calderon

101 Curtis Pl
Robstown, TX

Rancho De Luna

500 S Highway 77
Robstown, TX
HCV Welcome
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 538 affordable apartments for rent in Robstown. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 386 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Robstown, HUD housing programs support 126 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 152 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Robstown

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Robstown, Texas

Robstown, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 538
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 386
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.82%
Average Renter Household Size 3.16
Total Population 11,616
Housing Units 3,542
Average Household Size 3.25
Median Household Income $30,900 ±$4,680
Median Rent $695 ±$102
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.45% ± 13.48pp

Population and Household Demographics

Robstown is a City in Nueces County, Texas with a population of 11,616. There are 3,542 households in the city with an average household size of 3.25 persons. 43.82% of households in Robstown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Robstown

The median gross income for households in Robstown is $30,900 a year, or $2,575 a month. The median rent for the city is $695 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Robstown, a household making less than $2,317 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Robstown.1

Area Median Income In Robstown

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 Robstown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nueces County.

In Robstown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,300

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 Robstown

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 Robstown HUD Rental Assistance in Robstown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Robstown

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

From 2003 to 2007, 3 low income apartment communities containing 245 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Robstown 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 Robstown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
60% of Median $27,900 $31,860 $35,820 $39,780 $43,020 $46,200 $49,380 $52,560

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 Robstown is $35,820 a year, or $2,985 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,985 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $896 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% $581 $623 $746 $863 $963 $1,062
60% $698 $747 $896 $1,035 $1,155 $1,274
Fair Market Rents in Robstown

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$826 $876 $1,110 $1,484 $1,725