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Affordable Housing In San Benito
Cameron County, Texas

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Benito

Canal Place Apartments

2280 W. US Highway 77
San Benito, Texas
2-4 BR

Combes Street Village

1554 Combes St
San Benito, Texas

Villa San Benito

870 S McCullough St
San Benito, Texas

Hacienda Del Sol

698 Stookey Rd.
San Benito, Texas

Kenneth Lake

221 Downs Dr
San Benito, Texas

La Alameda

Farm To Market 732
San Benito, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve San Benito

Housing Authority Programs
San Benito Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Cameron County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Benito, Texas

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 394 affordable apartments for rent in San Benito, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in San Benito, Texas

San Benito features 314 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 Benito, Texas

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Benito.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Benito, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Benito landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in San Benito.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Benito, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $684 and $836.

2020 San Benito, 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 $592 $596 $760 $1,011 $1,163
Payment Standard Range $533 to $651 $536 to $656 $684 to $836 $910 to $1,112 $1,047 to $1,279

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

San Benito, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 394
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 314
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.98%
Average Renter Household Size 3.45
Average Household Size 3.37
Median Household Income $26,158 ±$2,385
Median Rent $555 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.52% ± 8.82pp
Total Population 24,486

Population and Household Demographics

San Benito is a city in Cameron County, Texas with a population of 24,486. There are 7,239 households in the city with an average household size of 3.37 persons. 34.98% of households in San Benito are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Benito

The median gross income for households in San Benito is $26,158 a year, or $2,180 a month. The median rent for the city is $555 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Benito, a household making less than $1,850 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.52% of households who rent are overburdened in San Benito.

Area Median Income In San Benito

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 Benito, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cameron County.

In San Benito, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $47,800

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 Benito

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 Benito

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200