Affordable Housing In Uvalde County
Texas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Uvalde County

Leona Apartments

209 N 1st St
Uvalde, TX
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

La Quinta Apartments

735 Evans St
Uvalde, TX
Subsidized

El Dorado, Ltd

1806 Garner Field Rd
Uvalde, TX
Subsidized

Country Village Estates

705 E Kennedy St
Sabinal, TX
HCV Welcome

El Cenizo Apartments

1700 Garner Field Rd
Uvalde, TX

Stardust Village

216 W Main St
Uvalde, TX
HCV Welcome

Grandad Apartments

834 S Getty St
Uvalde, TX
HCV Welcome
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 338 affordable apartments for rent in Uvalde County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 178 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Uvalde County, HUD housing programs support 130 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 160 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Uvalde County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Uvalde County, Texas

Uvalde County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 338
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 178
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.44%
Average Renter Household Size 3.16
Total Population 26,952
Housing Units 8,435
Average Household Size 3.13
Median Household Income $38,568 ±$3,257
Median Rent $628 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.43% ± 7.99pp

Population and Household Demographics

Uvalde County is a County in Texas with a population of 26,952. There are 8,435 households in the county with an average household size of 3.13 persons. 26.44% of households in Uvalde County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Uvalde County

The median gross income for households in Uvalde County is $38,568 a year, or $3,214 a month. The median rent for the county is $628 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Uvalde County, a household making less than $2,093 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Uvalde County.1

Area Median Income In Uvalde 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 Uvalde County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,000

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 Uvalde 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 Uvalde County HUD Rental Assistance in Uvalde 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 Uvalde County

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

From 1989 to 1998, 2 low income apartment communities containing 200 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Uvalde 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 Uvalde 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 Uvalde 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 Uvalde 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$596 $611 $700 $890 $1,079

Cities In Uvalde County

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City Listings Served By
Uvalde 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Uvalde is the Uvalde Housing Authority.
Sabinal 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sabinal is the Uvalde Housing Authority.
Knippa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Knippa is the Uvalde Housing Authority.
Utopia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Utopia is the Uvalde Housing Authority.
Uvalde Estates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Uvalde Estates is the Uvalde Housing Authority.