Affordable Housing In Zapata County
Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Zapata County

Casa Trinidad

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

Los Ebanos Apartments

1103 Lincoln St
Zapata, TX
Subsidized

Villa Del Rio Apartments

2300 Alamo St
Zapata, TX
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There are 3 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 200 affordable apartments for rent in Zapata County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 160 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Zapata County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 40 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Moderate Rehabilitation; Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Zapata County, Texas

Zapata County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 200
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 160
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.85
Total Population 14,308
Housing Units 4,517
Average Household Size 3.16
Median Household Income $32,162 ±$4,878
Median Rent $416 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.43% ± 14.87pp

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Zapata County

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

From 2007 to 2007, 2 low income apartment communities containing 64 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Zapata 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 Zapata 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 Zapata 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 Zapata 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
$526 $611 $700 $1,012 $1,079

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.