Affordable Housing In Starr County
12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Starr County
Housing Authorities that serve Starr County
|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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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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