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Affordable Housing In Santa Fe
Galveston County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santa Fe

Santa Fe Plaza

12200 11th St
Santa Fe, Texas

Heritage Crossing

12402 11th St
Santa Fe, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Santa Fe

Housing Authority Programs
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Santa Fe, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 120 affordable apartments for rent in Santa Fe, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Santa Fe, Texas

Santa Fe features 48 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 Santa Fe, Texas

There are 72 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santa Fe.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Fe, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Santa Fe landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Santa Fe.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Fe, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $986 and $1,206.

2020 Santa Fe, 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 $826 $908 $1,096 $1,485 $1,878
Payment Standard Range $743 to $909 $817 to $999 $986 to $1,206 $1,337 to $1,634 $1,690 to $2,066

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Santa Fe, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 120
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $61,674 ±$5,495
Median Rent $955 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.32% ± 16.84pp
Total Population 12,700

Population and Household Demographics

Santa Fe is a city in Galveston County, Texas with a population of 12,700. There are 4,717 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 21.14% of households in Santa Fe are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Fe

The median gross income for households in Santa Fe is $61,674 a year, or $5,140 a month. The median rent for the city is $955 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Fe, a household making less than $3,183 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Fe.

Area Median Income In Santa Fe

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 Fe, the AMI is calculated from all households within Galveston County.

In Santa Fe, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,800

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 Santa Fe

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 Santa Fe

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,600 $18,950 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,600 $31,550 $35,500 $39,400 $42,600 $45,750 $48,900 $52,050
80% of Median $44,150 $50,450 $56,750 $63,050 $68,100 $73,150 $78,200 $83,250