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Affordable Housing In San Elizario
El Paso County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Elizario

Mission Palms

12140 Socorro Rd
San Elizario, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Presidio Dolores Apartments

12473 Cuatro Aces Cir
San Elizario, Texas
Subsidized

Presidio Palms

12960 Alnor St
San Elizario, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

San Elizario Palms

13850 Socorro Rd
San Elizario, Texas
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve San Elizario

Housing Authority Programs
El Paso County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
El Paso County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Elizario, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 381 affordable apartments for rent in San Elizario, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in San Elizario, Texas

San Elizario features 145 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 Elizario, Texas

There are 236 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Elizario.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Elizario, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Elizario landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in San Elizario.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Elizario, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $744 and $910.

2020 San Elizario, 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 $539 $677 $827 $1,173 $1,408
Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $609 to $745 $744 to $910 $1,056 to $1,290 $1,267 to $1,549

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

San Elizario, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 381
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 145
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.92%
Average Renter Household Size 3.88
Average Household Size 4.23
Median Household Income $22,565 ±$5,225
Median Rent $628 ±$115
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.98% ± 15.25pp
Total Population 9,158

Population and Household Demographics

San Elizario is a city in El Paso County, Texas with a population of 9,158. There are 2,167 households in the city with an average household size of 4.23 persons. 33.92% of households in San Elizario are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Elizario

The median gross income for households in San Elizario is $22,565 a year, or $1,880 a month. The median rent for the city is $628 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Elizario, a household making less than $2,093 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.98% of households who rent are overburdened in San Elizario.

Area Median Income In San Elizario

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 Elizario, the AMI is calculated from all households within El Paso County.

In San Elizario, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,500

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 Elizario

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 Elizario

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