Affordable Housing In San Diego
Duval County, Texas

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Diego

Vaqueros Apartments, Ltd

305 W 2nd St
San Diego, TX
Subsidized

Casa Real IV

1001 S Tovar St
San Diego, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Chula Vista Apartments

201 E Springfield Ave
San Diego, TX
Subsidized

Los Laureles Apartments

1100 Santa Rosa St
San Diego, TX
HCV Welcome

4541 S FM 1329 Apt 100

4541 S FM 1329 Apt 100
San Diego, TX
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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 211 affordable apartments for rent in San Diego. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 188 apartments that set rent based on your income. In San Diego, HUD housing programs support 56 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 23 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve San Diego

Housing Authority Programs
Duval County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Diego, Texas

San Diego, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 211
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 188
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.56%
Average Renter Household Size 3.04
Total Population 4,528
Housing Units 1,608
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $24,273 ±$9,315
Median Rent $754 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.77% ± 17.99pp

Population and Household Demographics

San Diego is a City in Duval County, Texas with a population of 4,528. There are 1,608 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 38.56% of households in San Diego are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Diego

The median gross income for households in San Diego is $24,273 a year, or $2,023 a month. The median rent for the city is $754 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Diego, a household making less than $2,513 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.77% of households who rent are overburdened in San Diego.1

Area Median Income In San Diego

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 Diego, the AMI is calculated from all households within Duval County.

In San Diego, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $42,700

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 Diego

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 Diego HUD Rental Assistance in San Diego

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in San Diego

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 1995, 3 low income apartment communities containing 95 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in San Diego by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in San Diego

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in San Diego is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in San Diego

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$526 $557 $700 $953 $1,028