Affordable Housing In Zapata County
Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Zapata County

Casa Trinidad

1009 Lincoln St
Zapata, TX
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Los Ebanos Apartments

1103 Lincoln St
Zapata, TX
Subsidized

Villa Del Rio Apartments

2300 Alamo St
Zapata, TX
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Zapata County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Laredo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Zapata County, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 200 affordable apartments for rent in Zapata County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Zapata County, Texas

Zapata County features 160 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 Zapata County, Texas

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Zapata County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Zapata County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Zapata County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Zapata County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Zapata County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Zapata County, 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 $529 $627 $714 $1,030 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Zapata County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 200
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 160
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.85
Average Household Size 3.16
Median Household Income $32,162 ±$4,878
Median Rent $416 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.43% ± 14.87pp
Total Population 14,308

Population and Household Demographics

Zapata County is a County in Texas with a population of 14,308. There are 4,517 households in the county with an average household size of 3.16 persons. 24.75% of households in Zapata County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Zapata County

The median gross income for households in Zapata County is $32,162 a year, or $2,680 a month. The median rent for the county is $416 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Zapata County, a household making less than $1,387 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Zapata County.1

Area Median Income In Zapata 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 Zapata County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $42,300

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 Zapata 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 Zapata County HUD Rental Assistance in Zapata 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

Cities In Zapata County

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City Listings Served By
Zapata 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zapata is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.
Falcon Lake Estates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Falcon Lake Estates is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.
Falcon Mesa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Falcon Mesa is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.
Las Palmas 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Las Palmas is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.
Lopeño 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lopeño is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.
Los Lobos 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Lobos is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.
Medina 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medina is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.
Morales Sanchez 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morales Sanchez is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.
New Falcon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Falcon is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.
Ramireno 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ramireno is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.
San Ygnacio 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Ygnacio is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.
Siesta Shores 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Siesta Shores is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.
Morales-Sanchez 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morales-Sanchez is the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo.