Affordable Housing In Surfside Beach
Brazoria County, Texas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Surfside Beach, Texas

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

Income Based Apartments in Surfside Beach, Texas

Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach, Texas

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Surfside Beach, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Surfside Beach, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $959 and $1,172.

2020 Surfside Beach, 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 $716 $925 $1,065 $1,433 $1,870
Payment Standard Range $644 to $788 $833 to $1,018 $959 to $1,172 $1,290 to $1,576 $1,683 to $2,057

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Surfside Beach, 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 28.32%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.06
Median Household Income $57,059 ±$6,940
Median Rent $1,101 ±$209
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.22% ± 29.11pp
Total Population 588

Population and Household Demographics

Surfside Beach is a City in Brazoria County, Texas with a population of 588. There are 286 households in the city with an average household size of 2.06 persons. 28.32% of households in Surfside Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Surfside Beach

The median gross income for households in Surfside Beach is $57,059 a year, or $4,755 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,101 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Surfside Beach, a household making less than $3,670 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Surfside Beach.1

Area Median Income In Surfside Beach

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 Surfside Beach, the AMI is calculated from all households within Brazoria County.

In Surfside Beach, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,200

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 Surfside Beach

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 Surfside Beach

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $30,550 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200
80% of Median $52,750 $60,300 $67,850 $75,350 $81,400 $87,450 $93,450 $99,500