Affordable Housing In Starr County
Texas

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Starr County

Gran Cielo Residences

1615 W Eisenhower Rd
Rio Grande City, TX
HCV Welcome

La Casita Del Valle Apartments

6547 FM 1430
Rio Grande City, TX
Subsidized

Mira Vista Apartments

621 Jefferson St
Santa Anna, TX
Subsidized

San Juan Village

400 N Iowa Ave
San Juan, TX
Subsidized

Rio Vista Apartments

191 S Portaleza Ave
Roma, TX
Subsidized

Villa De Escandon Apartments

212 Frank Doyno St
Rio Grande City, TX
Subsidized

700 Wallis Ave

700 Wallis Ave
Santa Anna, TX

Villa Vallarta

600 N Fairgrounds Rd
Rio Grande City, TX
Subsidized

Nixon Apartments Circle Site

204 E Nixon St
Rio Grande City, TX

301 N Canales Cir

301 N Canales Cir
Roma, TX

Housing Authorities that serve Starr County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Starr County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Starr County, Texas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 594 affordable apartments for rent in Starr County, Texas. Starr County features 466 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 128 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Starr County.

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.1

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 $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 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 Starr County 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 $12,490 $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 Starr County

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

From 1988 to 2006, 11 low income apartment communities containing 577 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Starr County 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 Starr County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
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 Starr County 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 Starr County

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$529 $563 $714 $892 $1,074

Cities In Starr County

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City Listings Served By
San Juan 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve San Juan are the Starr County Housing Authority and San Juan Housing Authority.
Roma 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Roma are the Starr County Housing Authority and Roma Housing Authority.
Santa Anna 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Santa Anna are the Housing Authority of Santa Anna and Starr County Housing Authority.
Santa Rosa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Rosa is the Starr County Housing Authority.
Rio Grande City 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rio Grande City is the Starr County Housing Authority.
Airport Heights 0
Alto Bonito Heights 0
Amada Acres 0
Anacua 0
B and E 0
Barrera 0
Benjamin Perez 0
Buena Vista 0
Camargito 0
Campo Verde 0
Casa Blanca 0
Casas 0
Chaparrito 0
Chapeno 0
Delmita 0
East Alto Bonito 0
East Lopez 0
El Brazil 0
El Castillo 0
El Cenizo 0
El Chaparral 0
Elias Fela Solis 0
El Mesquite 0
El Quiote 0
El Rancho Vela 0
El Refugio 0
El Socio 0
Escobares 0
Escobar I 0
Eugenio Saenz 0
Evergreen 0
Falconaire 0
Falcon Heights 0
Falcon Village 0
Fernando Salinas 0
Flor del Rio 0
Fronton 0
Fronton Ranchettes 0
Garceno 0
Garciasville 0
Garza Salinas II 0
Guadalupe Guerra 0
Gutierrez 0
H. Cuellar Estates 0
Hilltop 0
Indio 0
Jardin de San Julian 0
JF Villarreal 0
La Carla 0
La Casita 0
La Chuparosa 0
La Escondida 0
La Esperanza 0
Lago Vista 0
La Grulla 0
La Loma de Falcon 0
La Minita 0
La Paloma Ranchettes 0
La Puerta 0
La Rosita 0
Las Lomas 0
La Victoria 0
Loma Linda East 0
Loma Linda West 0
Loma Vista 0
Longoria 0
Los Alvarez 0
Los Arrieros 0
Los Barreras 0
Los Ebanos 0
Manuel Garcia 0
Manuel Garcia II 0
Martinez 0
Miguel Barrera 0
Mikes 0
Mi Ranchito Estate 0
Moraida 0
Narciso Pena 0
Netos 0
Nina 0
North Escobares 0
Northridge 0
Old Escobares 0
Olivia Lopez de Gutierrez 0
Olmito and Olmito 0
Pablo Pena 0
Palo Blanco 0
Pena 0
Quesada 0
Rafael Pena 0
Ramirez Perez 0
Ramos 0
Ranchitos Del Norte 0
Rancho Viejo 0
Regino Ramirez 0
Rivera 0
Rivereno 0
Roma Creek 0
Salineño 0
Salineño North 0
Sammy Martinez 0
Sandoval 0
San Fernando 0
San Isidro 0
Santa Cruz 0
Santel 0
Sunset 0
Tierra Dorada 0
Valle Hermoso 0
Valle Vista 0
Victoria Vera 0
Villarreal 0
West Alto Bonito 0
Zarate 0
Elias-Fela Solis 0
Garza-Salinas II 0
Guadalupe-Guerra 0
Ramirez-Perez 0