Affordable Housing In San Antonio
206 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|
Guide To Affordable Housing in San Antonio, Texas
There are 206 low income housing apartment communities offering 26,617 affordable apartments for rent in San Antonio, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio features 11,673 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 14,664 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 $946 and $1,156.
2020 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$702||$851||$1,051||$1,372||$1,691|
|Payment Standard Range||$632 to $772||$766 to $936||$946 to $1,156||$1,235 to $1,509||$1,522 to $1,860|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
San Antonio, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||206|
|Total Low Income Apartments||26,617|
|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.
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 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|