Low Income Apartments In Santa Anna
Starr County, Texas

Low Income Apartments In Santa Anna

Mira Vista

601 Jefferson St
Santa Anna, TX
Subsidized

700 Wallis Ave

700 Wallis Ave
Santa Anna, TX

Mira Vista Apartments

100 Clark St
Santa Anna, TX
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There are 3 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 134 affordable apartments for rent in Santa Anna, Texas. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 86 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 24 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Santa Anna. There are 48 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Santa Anna

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Santa Anna Public Housing
Starr County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Santa Anna, Texas

Santa Anna, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 134
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 86
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.83%
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Total Population 47
Housing Units 23
Average Household Size 2.04
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 0% ± 236.36pp

Population and Household Demographics

Santa Anna is a City in Starr County, Texas with a population of 47. There are 23 households in the city with an average household size of 2.04 persons. 47.83% of households in Santa Anna are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Anna

The median gross income for households in Santa Anna is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Anna, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 0% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Anna.1

Area Median Income In Santa Anna

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 Santa Anna, the AMI is calculated from all households within Starr County.

In Santa Anna, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $31,200

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 Santa Anna

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 Santa Anna HUD Rental Assistance in Santa Anna

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 Santa Anna

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

From 2005 to 2005, 1 low income apartment communities containing 24 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Santa Anna 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 Santa Anna

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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 Santa Anna 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 Santa Anna

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 $546 $700 $885 $1,079