Affordable Housing In Willacy County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Willacy County

Casitas Los Olmos

380 FM 3168
Raymondville, TX
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La Luz Apartments

240 S King St
Raymondville, TX

Casa De Amigos IV

146 FM 3168
Raymondville, TX
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La Estancia

366 E 8th St
Sebastian, TX

Northstar Apartments

13800 Goyo Garcia County Rd
Raymondville, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Willacy County

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Guide To Affordable Housing in Willacy County, Texas

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 278 affordable apartments for rent in Willacy County, Texas. Willacy County features 126 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 152 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Willacy County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Willacy County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 278
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 126
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.6%
Average Renter Household Size 3.26
Average Household Size 3.51
Median Household Income $26,495 ±$3,380
Median Rent $498 ±$85
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.91% ± 9.29pp
Total Population 22,002

Population and Household Demographics

Willacy County is a County in Texas with a population of 22,002. There are 5,553 households in the county with an average household size of 3.51 persons. 22.6% of households in Willacy County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Willacy County

The median gross income for households in Willacy County is $26,495 a year, or $2,208 a month. The median rent for the county is $498 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Willacy County, a household making less than $1,660 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Willacy County.1

Area Median Income In Willacy 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 Willacy 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 Willacy 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 Willacy County HUD Rental Assistance in Willacy 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 Willacy County

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

From 2003 to 2003, 1 low income apartment communities containing 61 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Willacy 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 Willacy 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 Willacy 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 Willacy 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$540 $543 $714 $950 $967

Cities In Willacy County

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City Listings Served By
Raymondville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raymondville is the Willacy County Housing Authority.
Sebastian 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sebastian is the Willacy County Housing Authority.
Lasara 0
Los Angeles 0
Lyford 0
Port Mansfield 0
Ranchette Estates 0
San Perlita 0
Santa Monica 0
Zapata Ranch 0