San Antonio, Texas Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 13,090 income based apartments in San Antonio where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 18,962 affordable apartments in San Antonio that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in San Antonio, Texas

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in San Antonio. Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near San Antonio.

Cheyenne Village Apartments

147 Cheyenne Ave
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Chisolm Trace

10503 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas
Income Based
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Vista Verde Apartments

910 North Frio
San Antonio, Texas
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Cottage Creek II Apartments

4830 Ray Bon Dr
San Antonio, Texas
$550-830
Studio-2 BR
Rent Assisted
Market Rate

Bexton Place Apartments

131 Darson Marie Drive
San Antonio, Texas
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Culebra Creek

12003 Culebra Rd
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Affordable

Rosemont at Bethel Place

535 Acme Rd
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Robert E Lee Apartments

111 W Travis St
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Huebner Creek Villas I

8527 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Trails at Leon Creek

7635 Bandera Rd
San Antonio, Texas
$733-1,023
1-3 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near San Antonio

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near San Antonio

City Apartments
Cibolo, TX Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Cibolo.
Converse, TX Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Converse.
Schertz, TX Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Schertz.
Universal City, TX Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Universal City.
Live Oak, TX Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Live Oak.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
San Antonio Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Housing Authority of Bexar County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Texas Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near San Antonio.

San Antonio, Texas Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio features 13,090 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 18,962 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 $1,154 and $1,410.

2023 San Antonio, 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
San Antonio, Texas Fair Market Rent $918 $1,057 $1,282 $1,631 $1,987
San Antonio, Texas Payment Standard Range $826 to $1,010 $951 to $1,163 $1,154 to $1,410 $1,468 to $1,794 $1,788 to $2,186

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Antonio, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 258
Total Low Income Apartments 32,457
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 13,090
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.85
Median Household Income $46,744 ±$551
Median Rent $856 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.37% ± 0.95pp
Total Population 1,413,881

Population and Household Demographics

San Antonio is a city in Bexar County, Texas with a population of 1,413,881. There are 488,645 households in the city with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 45.62% of households in San Antonio are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Antonio

The median gross income for households in San Antonio is $46,744 a year, or $3,895 a month. The median rent for the city is $856 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Antonio, a household making less than $2,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.37% of households who rent are overburdened in San Antonio.

Area Median Income In San Antonio

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 San Antonio, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bexar County.

In San Antonio, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,500

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 San Antonio

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 San Antonio

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the San Antonio AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,400 $19,900 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the San Antonio AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,450 $44,800 $48,100 $51,400 $54,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the San Antonio AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,450 $53,050 $59,700 $66,300 $71,650 $76,950 $82,250 $87,550