Affordable Housing In Zavala County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Zavala County

Elena C. Diaz Homes for Special Citizens

114 Casitas Cash Dr
Crystal City, TX
Disabled Supportive Housing

Villa Hermosa

1015 E Crockett St
Crystal City, TX
HCV Welcome

Ninfa Moncada Courts

1600 N 7th Ave
Crystal City, TX

Roberto Alonzo Courts

802 E Uvalde St
Crystal City, TX

901 Hardy Dr

901 Hardy Dr
Crystal City, TX
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Other Housing Authorities located in Zavala County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Zavala County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 372 affordable apartments for rent in Zavala County, Texas. Zavala County features 312 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 60 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Zavala County.

Zavala County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 372
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 312
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.96
Average Household Size 3.26
Median Household Income $26,672 ±$5,798
Median Rent $470 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.17% ± 11.05pp
Total Population 12,060

Population and Household Demographics

Zavala County is a County in Texas with a population of 12,060. There are 3,627 households in the county with an average household size of 3.26 persons. 32.2% of households in Zavala County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Zavala County

The median gross income for households in Zavala County is $26,672 a year, or $2,223 a month. The median rent for the county is $470 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Zavala County, a household making less than $1,567 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Zavala County.1

Area Median Income In Zavala 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 Zavala County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $36,300

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 Zavala 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 Zavala County HUD Rental Assistance in Zavala 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 Zavala County

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

From 2004 to 2004, 1 low income apartment communities containing 60 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Zavala 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 Zavala 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 Zavala 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 Zavala 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
$529 $627 $714 $890 $1,074

Cities In Zavala County

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City Listings Served By
Crystal City 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal City is the Crystal City Housing Authority.
May 0
Amaya 0
Batesville 0
Chula Vista 0
La Pryor 0
Loma Grande 0