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Affordable Housing In Siesta Shores
Zapata County, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Siesta Shores

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Laredo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Siesta Shores, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Siesta Shores, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Siesta Shores, Texas

Siesta Shores features 0 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 Siesta Shores, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Siesta Shores.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Siesta Shores, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Siesta Shores, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Siesta Shores, 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 $529 $627 $714 $1,030 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Siesta Shores, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.34%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 3.55
Median Household Income $22,428 ±$19,595
Median Rent $569 ±$291
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 12.04% ± 28.37pp
Total Population 1,457

Population and Household Demographics

Siesta Shores is a city in Zapata County, Texas with a population of 1,457. There are 410 households in the city with an average household size of 3.55 persons. 26.34% of households in Siesta Shores are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Siesta Shores

The median gross income for households in Siesta Shores is $22,428 a year, or $1,869 a month. The median rent for the city is $569 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Siesta Shores, a household making less than $1,897 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 12.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Siesta Shores.

Area Median Income In Siesta Shores

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 Siesta Shores, the AMI is calculated from all households within Zapata County.

In Siesta Shores, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $42,200

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 Siesta Shores

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 Siesta Shores

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