San Marcos, TX Low Income Housing

San Marcos, TX Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in San Marcos, TX

How do I qualify for low income housing in San Marcos, TX?
To qualify for low income housing in Texas, you must meet the following income requirements:

Your household income must be below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The AMI is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and varies by county.

You must have a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant.

In addition to the income requirements, you may also need to meet other eligibility requirements, such as:

- You must not have been evicted from any public housing or Section 8 housing in the past three years.
- You must not have any outstanding felony convictions for drug-related offenses.
- You must not be a registered sex offender.

Types of Low Income Housing in San Marcos, TX

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in San Marcos, TX, including:
  • Public Housing: Public housing is owned and operated by your area Housing Authority. Public housing units are rented to low-income households at below-market rates.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households. Vouchers can be used to rent apartments, townhouses, or single-family homes from private landlords.
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC): LIHTC is a federal program that provides tax credits to developers who build or renovate affordable housing units. LIHTC units are typically rented at below-market rates.
  • Project-Based Section 8: Project-based Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households who live in specific apartment buildings or housing developments.
  • Very Low Income Housing Development (VLID): VLID is a federal program that provides grants to states and local governments to fund the development of affordable housing for low-income households.


In addition to these federal programs, there are also a number of state and local programs that provide low-income housing assistance in San Marcos, TX. These programs may offer rental assistance, down payment assistance, or other forms of financial assistance to help low-income households afford housing.

PublicHousing.com puts together our list of properties using the above program listings all on one website.



We display monthly rates for the apartments when possible. Most of subsidized apartments base the rent on income, therefore, you will need to contact the apartment directly for rates. We list all pertinent contact information.

HUD Fair Market Rent For San Marcos, Texas - Hays County

Studio Apartments $1,386
One Bedroom Apartments $1,626
Two Bedroom Apartments $2,088
Three Bedroom Apartments $2,416

List of Low Income Housing in or near San Marcos, TX

La Vista Apartments - Affordable Senior Housing

La Vista Apartments - Affordable Senior Housing - San Marcos

1615 Redwood Rd
San Marcos, TX - 78666
(512) 396-2333
Hays County

Sienna Pointe Apartments - San Marcos

Sienna Pointe Apartments - San Marcos - San Marcos

2913 Hunter Rd
San Marcos, TX - 78666
(512) 667-7466
Hays County

Encino Pointe Apartment Homes

Encino Pointe Apartment Homes - San Marcos

1800 Post Rd
San Marcos, TX - 78666
(512) 392-0628
Hays County

Asbury Place Apartments - San Marcos

Asbury Place Apartments - San Marcos - San Marcos

1350 Wonder World Dr
San Marcos, TX - 78666
(512) 805-7045
Hays County

Springtown Villa - San Marcos

503 Springtown Way
San Marcos, TX - 78666
512 396-3363
Hays County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Riverview Apartments - San Marcos

601 River Rd
San Marcos, TX - 78666
415 461-8660
Hays County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in San Marcos, TX

  • 1. Check with local social service agencies. Many social service agencies offer affordable housing programs or can provide you with information on affordable housing resources in your area.
  • 2. HUD Exchange: The HUD Exchange website provides information on a variety of federal housing programs, including Section 8 and HOME.
  • 3. National Low Income Housing Coalition: The NLIHC website provides information on affordable housing programs and policies at the national and state levels.

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