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Affordable Housing In Starr County

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Starr County

Gran Cielo Residences

1615 W Eisenhower Rd
Rio Grande City, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

La Casita Del Valle Apartments

6547 FM 1430
Rio Grande City, Texas

Mira Vista Apartments

621 Jefferson St
Santa Anna, Texas

San Juan Village

400 N Iowa Ave
San Juan, Texas

Rio Vista Apartments

191 S Portaleza Ave
Roma, Texas

Villa De Escandon Apartments

212 Frank Doyno St
Rio Grande City, Texas

700 Wallis Ave

700 Wallis Ave
Santa Anna, Texas

Villa Vallarta

600 N Fairgrounds Rd
Rio Grande City, Texas

Nixon Apartments Circle Site

204 E Nixon St
Rio Grande City, Texas

301 N Canales Cir

301 N Canales Cir
Roma, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Starr County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Starr County, Texas

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 594 affordable apartments for rent in Starr County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Starr County, Texas

Starr County features 466 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 Starr County, Texas

There are 128 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Starr County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Starr County, Texas

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

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

2020 Starr County, 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 $563 $714 $892 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $507 to $619 $643 to $785 $803 to $981 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Starr County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 594
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 466
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.82%
Average Renter Household Size 3.51
Average Household Size 3.84
Median Household Income $26,172 ±$2,076
Median Rent $510 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.92% ± 6.3pp
Total Population 62,648

Population and Household Demographics

Starr County is a county in Texas with a population of 62,648. There are 16,145 households in the county with an average household size of 3.84 persons. 24.82% of households in Starr County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Starr County

The median gross income for households in Starr County is $26,172 a year, or $2,181 a month. The median rent for the county is $510 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Starr County, a household making less than $1,700 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Starr County.

Area Median Income In Starr County

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.

In Starr County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $32,500

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 Starr County

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 Starr County

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

Cities In Starr County

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City Served By
Airport Heights
Alto Bonito Heights
Amada Acres
B and E
Benjamin Perez
Buena Vista
Campo Verde
Casa Blanca
East Alto Bonito
East Lopez
El Brazil
El Castillo
El Cenizo
El Chaparral
El Mesquite
El Quiote
El Rancho Vela
El Refugio
El Socio
Elias Fela Solis
Elias-Fela Solis
Escobar I
Eugenio Saenz
Falcon Heights
Falcon Village
Fernando Salinas
Flor del Rio
Fronton Ranchettes
Garza Salinas II
Garza-Salinas II
Guadalupe Guerra
H. Cuellar Estates
Jardin de San Julian
JF Villarreal
La Carla
La Casita
La Chuparosa
La Escondida
La Esperanza
La Grulla
La Loma de Falcon
La Minita
La Paloma Ranchettes
La Puerta
La Rosita
La Victoria
Lago Vista
Las Lomas
Loma Linda East
Loma Linda West
Loma Vista
Los Alvarez
Los Arrieros
Los Barreras
Los Ebanos
Manuel Garcia
Manuel Garcia II
Mi Ranchito Estate
Miguel Barrera
Narciso Pena
North Escobares
Old Escobares
Olivia Lopez de Gutierrez
Olmito and Olmito
Pablo Pena
Palo Blanco
Rafael Pena
Ramirez Perez
Ranchitos Del Norte
Rancho Viejo
Regino Ramirez
Rio Grande City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rio Grande City is the Starr County Housing Authority.
Roma The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Roma are the Starr County Housing Authority and Roma Housing Authority.
Roma Creek
Salineño North
Sammy Martinez
San Fernando
San Isidro
San Juan The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Juan are the Starr County Housing Authority and San Juan Housing Authority.
Santa Anna The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Santa Anna are the Housing Authority of Santa Anna and Starr County Housing Authority.
Santa Cruz
Santa Rosa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Rosa is the Starr County Housing Authority.
Tierra Dorada
Valle Hermoso
Valle Vista
Victoria Vera
West Alto Bonito