Affordable Housing In San Antonio
204 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Antonio
Housing Authorities that serve San Antonio
|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|
Other Housing Authorities located in San Antonio
|Alamo Area Council of Governments||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in San Antonio, Texas
There are 204 low income housing apartment communities offering 26,321 affordable apartments for rent in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio features 11,673 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 14,368 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Antonio.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
San Antonio, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||204|
|Total Low Income Apartments||26,321|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||11,673|
|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|
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.1
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 $71,000
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 San Antonio HUD Rental Assistance in San Antonio
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$14,950||$17,050||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$24,850||$28,400||$31,950||$35,500||$38,350||$41,200||$44,050||$46,900|
|80% of Median||$39,800||$45,450||$51,150||$56,800||$61,350||$65,900||$70,450||$75,000|
Fair Market Rents in San Antonio
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.
2020 Fair Market Rents
|Studio||One BR||Two BR||Three BR||Four BR|