Affordable Housing In San Antonio
Bexar County, Texas

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

There are 18,340 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.

Lofts at Ventura

7810 Walzem Rd.
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Artisan at Judson Park

5030 N. Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Medio Springs Ranch Apartments

1530 Marbach Oaks
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

The Stella

4835 Lord Road
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Affordable

The St John Apartments

222 East Mitchell Street
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Frank Hornsby Apartments

740 Rice Rd
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

San Juan Mission Villas

9211 S Presa Street
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

The Starling

10148 Culebra Rd
San Antonio, Texas
1 BR
Affordable

Granada Homes

199 Villita St.
San Antonio, Texas
$775-1,245
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

East Meadows

1223 N Walters
San Antonio, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
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Affordable Housing Near San Antonio

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near San Antonio

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

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 18,340 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 255
Total Low Income Apartments 31,835
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