Affordable Housing In Texas City
Chambers County, Texas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Texas City

Heritage Square Apatments

520 3rd Ave N
Texas City, Texas
Income Based
1-2 BR

Colonial Park Apartments

1120 34th St N
Texas City, Texas

Green Meadows Apartments

351 25th Ave N
Texas City, Texas

Scattered Sites

7514 Bluejay Dr
Texas City, Texas

Mansions at Moses Lake

2211 34th St N
Texas City, Texas

Costa Mariposa

7555 Medical Center Dr
Texas City, Texas

The Village at Morningstar

3401 Magnolia St
Texas City, Texas
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Texas City, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Texas City, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Texas City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Texas City, Texas

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 918 affordable apartments for rent in Texas City, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Texas City, Texas

Texas City features 174 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 Texas City, Texas

There are 744 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Texas City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Texas City, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Texas City landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Texas City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Texas City, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,087 and $1,329.

2022 Texas City, 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
Texas City, Texas Fair Market Rent $944 $1,014 $1,208 $1,603 $2,058
Texas City, Texas Payment Standard Range $850 to $1,038 $913 to $1,115 $1,087 to $1,329 $1,443 to $1,763 $1,852 to $2,264

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Texas City, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 918
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 174
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $43,702 ±$2,506
Median Rent $821 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.47% ± 5.5pp
Total Population 46,266

Population and Household Demographics

Texas City is a city in Chambers County, Texas with a population of 46,266. There are 16,610 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 41.01% of households in Texas City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Texas City

The median gross income for households in Texas City is $43,702 a year, or $3,642 a month. The median rent for the city is $821 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Texas City, a household making less than $2,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Texas City.

Area Median Income In Texas City

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 Texas City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Chambers County.

In Texas City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,200

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 Texas City

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 Texas City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Texas City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,650 $19,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Texas City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,750 $31,700 $35,650 $39,600 $42,800 $45,950 $49,150 $52,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Texas City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,350 $50,700 $57,050 $63,350 $68,450 $73,500 $78,600 $83,650