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Bastrop Housing Authority

502 Farm Street
Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas 78602

Bastrop Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Bastrop Housing Authority serves Bastrop.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Bastrop Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Bastrop Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Bastrop Housing Authority Phone: (512) 321-3398.

Closed: Bastrop Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Bastrop Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently closed.  The housing authority confirmed in a post on the Texas Housing Association website on 10/6/2014 that the waiting list closed on October 2, 2014.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Bastrop Housing Authority

Representatives of Bastrop Housing Authority may be available by phone at (512) 321-3398. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/16/2021, it is not known if Bastrop Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Bastrop Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Bastrop Housing Authority manages 20 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 18 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $709 $929
Monthly Cost $12,764 $1,857

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Bastrop Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 7% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $16,701 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

53% of households included children, 11% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

64% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 47% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bastrop Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 90% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

4% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 51% with 3 or more bedrooms. 47% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Bastrop Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $410 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,628. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $184.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Bastrop Housing Authority

Anderson, Linden, Riverview

609 Linden St
Bastrop, Texas