Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in San Antonio, TX

Discover affordable housing in San Antonio where there are 277+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

East Meadows

1223 N Walters , San Antonio, Texas 78202

bed 1-4
payment $946-1683/mo.

Wheatley Park Senior Living

910 N Mittman St, San Antonio, Texas 78202

bed 1-2

Trails at Leon Creek

7635 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78238

bed 1-3
payment $915-1277/mo.

Oak Valley Apartment Homes

12607 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78233

bed 1-3
payment $920-1273/mo.

The Stella

4835 Lord Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78220

bed 1-4
payment $901-1383/mo.

Vista Pointe at Wild Pine

11580 Wild Pine, San Antonio, Texas 78253

bed 1-4
payment $395-1242/mo.

The Arbors at West Avenue

3747 West Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78219

bed 1-4

Cottage Creek II Apartments

4830 Ray Bon Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78218

bed Studio-2
payment $550-830/mo.

Guild Park

750 W. Mayfield , San Antonio, Texas 78211

bed 1-4
payment $500-825/mo.

La Posada Del Rey Apts.

3135 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78214

bed 1-3
payment $480-775/mo.

Las Palmas Gardens Apts.

1215 Castroville Road, San Antonio, Texas 78237

bed 1-3
payment $317-509/mo.

Country Club Village Apts.

3500 Magic Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78229

bed 1-2

Chisolm Trace

10503 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78240

bed 1-3

Bexton Place Apartments

131 Darson Marie Drive , San Antonio, Texas 78226

bed 1

Darson Marie Terrace

115 Darson Marie Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78226

bed 1

Oak Manor Apts

2330 Austin Highway, San Antonio, Texas 78218

bed 1-4

Montabella Pointe

5121 N. Foster Rd. , San Antonio, Texas 78244

bed 1-3

Huebner Creek Villas I

8527 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78240

bed 1

Huebner Creek Villas II

8503 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78240

bed 1

Reagan West

6503 W Commerce St, San Antonio, Texas 78227

bed 1-3
auto_awesome Focus Results:
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in San Antonio, Texas

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In San Antonio, Texas
$20.36 (+281%) more than Texas minimum wage and $20.36 (+281%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve San Antonio, Texas?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for San Antonio, Texas.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for San Antonio, Texas.

Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near San Antonio.

How many renters live in San Antonio, Texas?

The City of San Antonio has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 42.28 percent of the population living in San Antonio.

What is the rental market like in San Antonio, Texas?

There are an estimated housing units in the San Antonio area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in San Antonio, Texas, there are 1.09 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in San Antonio?

The rental vacancy rate in San Antonio is 7 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in San Antonio for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in San Antonio
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
20,206 88,610 88,380 56,300 12,713
Occupied Rental Units by Size in San Antonio

A large number of apartments in San Antonio have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in San Antonio

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,067 to $2,206. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,067
One BR $1,197
Two BR $1,458
Three BR $1,846
Four BR $2,206
2024 Fair Market Rents in San Antonio, Texas

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in San Antonio?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 9,880 49 percent
One BR 53,841 61 percent
Two BR 54,740 62 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in San Antonio, Texas

How many affordable rental units are in San Antonio?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in San Antonio, Texas including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in San Antonio, Texas

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio features 13,159 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 San Antonio, Texas

There are 21,701 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Antonio.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Antonio, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Antonio landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in San Antonio.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Antonio, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,312 and $1,604.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.