Affordable Housing In San Antonio
Bexar County, Texas

204 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Antonio

Freedom Hills Ranch

6010 Ray Ellison Dr
San Antonio, Texas
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

West Durango Plaza Apts.

5635 Cesar Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Wheatley Park Senior Living

910 N Mittman St
San Antonio, Texas
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Junipers Edge

8401 N.FM 1560
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Lucero Apartments

527 S Acme Rd
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Medio Springs Ranch Apartments

1530 Marbach Oaks
San Antonio, Texas
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Stella

4835 Lord Rd
San Antonio, Texas
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

East Meadows

1223 N Walters
San Antonio, Texas
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Laurel Glen

11107 W Loop 1604 N
San Antonio, Texas
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Villas of Leon Valley

7101 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve San Antonio

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

Other Housing Authorities located in San Antonio

Housing Authority Programs
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.

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 14,368 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 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
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.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 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