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Affordable Housing In Universal City
Bexar County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Universal City

Arbor at Centerbrook

13905 Oak Meadows
Universal City, Texas
$280-909
1-3 BR

Wagon Crossing

1474 Kitty Hawk Rd
Universal City, Texas
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Universal City

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Bexar County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
San Antonio Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Universal City, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 100 affordable apartments for rent in Universal City, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Universal City, Texas

Universal City features 20 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 Universal City, Texas

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Universal City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Universal City, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Universal City landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Universal City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Universal City, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $946 and $1,156.

2020 Universal 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
Fair Market Rent $702 $851 $1,051 $1,372 $1,691
Payment Standard Range $632 to $772 $766 to $936 $946 to $1,156 $1,235 to $1,509 $1,522 to $1,860

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Universal City, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 100
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $57,682 ±$6,575
Median Rent $904 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.42% ± 8.09pp
Total Population 19,466

Population and Household Demographics

Universal City is a city in Bexar County, Texas with a population of 19,466. There are 7,318 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 44.3% of households in Universal City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Universal City

The median gross income for households in Universal City is $57,682 a year, or $4,807 a month. The median rent for the city is $904 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Universal City, a household making less than $3,013 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Universal City.

Area Median Income In Universal 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 Universal City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bexar County.

In Universal City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,000

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 Universal 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 Universal City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,150 $17,300 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,200 $28,800 $32,400 $36,000 $38,900 $41,800 $44,650 $47,550
80% of Median $40,350 $46,100 $51,850 $57,600 $62,250 $66,850 $71,450 $76,050