Cali Carranza Sunset Village apartments located at 800 W. Egly, Pharr, TX is a privately owned mixed finance development of 100 units of which 40 are public housing units and 60 are mixed finance units. Units replaced the previously demolished Villa De La Esperanza units. The 10.5 acres site is owned by the Housing Authority and leased to a partnership.

Cali Carranza

About Cali Carranza

Cali Carranza was born in Pharr and grew up on Egly Street.  He was a migrant farmworker and an honors student.  After graduating from PSJA High School in 1971, he enlisted into the United States Army and after active duty, served as an Army Reserve Recruiter until retiring in 2012. Cali attended the University of Texas Pan American.

Cali Carranza was also a self-taught musician. He recorded twenty-two (22) studio albums with his band, Los Formales.  They played to thousands of fans throughout the United States and Mexico.  He is best known for the smash hit, “Pideme La Luna.” He received countless awards from various Tejano music outlets and was awarded the Pharr Musical Heritage Award in 2008.   Cali also received the lifetime achievement award at the 2010 Tejano Music Awards and was inducted into the Tejano Music Hall of Fame.

Cali Carranza was also very active in this community. He was appointed to the U.S. Selective Service Board by President George H. W. Bush and served on the City of Pharr’s Bridge Board for four years. He served on the Pharr Housing Authority’s Board of Directors from 1998 to 2012, where he served 4 terms as Chairman of the Board. Cali also attended St. Anne’s Catholic Church where he was a choir director for the better part of 20 years.

He will always be remembered for his positive attitude, his megawatt smile and his love of family, music and country.


Application fees are $20.50 for the 1st applicant and $15.00 per additional applicant. Deposits are $150.00-(1-bdrm.), $200.00-(2-bdrm.) and $300.00-( 3-bdrm.) per apartment. This amount can increase to one month’s rent depending upon credit scoring and are fully refundable based on lease contract guidelines.


In order to be accepted as a resident, each applicant must provide third party verification for required information in each of the categories listed below. Failure to meet eligibility requirements in any one or more of these categories will result in rejection of the application.

  • Household Composition – Definition of household composition: As listed on the application, the first or primary applicant. If only one person is applying, that person will be the head of household. Definition of co-head: the second applicant listed on the application.
  • Income: Section 8 applicants are welcome. For affordable housing units, the household income must be within the maximum allowed income range as specified by Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) as applicable. The following is the maximum allowable income per household, by number of occupants.



1 Person - $11,400
2 Persons - $13,020
3 Persons - $14,640
4 Persons - $16,260
5 Persons - $17,580
6 Persons - $18,870
7 Persons - $20,190
8 Persons - $21,480


1 Person - $22,800
2 Persons - $26,040
3 Persons - $29,280
4 Persons - $32,520
5 Persons - $35,160
6 Persons - $37,740
7 Persons - $40,380
8 Persons - $42,960




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