Affordable Housing In Bastrop
Bastrop County, Texas

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bastrop

Oak Grove I Apartments

1910 Wilson St
Bastrop, TX
Subsidized

Piney Creek North Apartments

2110 Main St
Bastrop, TX
Subsidized

M537297, 502 Linden Street

502 Linden St
Bastrop, TX
HCV Welcome

Settlement Estates Senior Housing

149 Settlement Dr
Bastrop, TX
HCV Welcome

Riverwood Commons

440 Old Austin Hwy
Bastrop, TX
HCV Welcome

Anderson, Linden, Riverview

609 Linden St
Bastrop, TX

M536297, 501 Linden Street

501 Linden St
Bastrop, TX
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Bastrop

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bastrop, Texas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 226 affordable apartments for rent in Bastrop, Texas. Bastrop features 108 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 118 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bastrop.

Bastrop, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 226
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 108
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $48,071 ±$9,944
Median Rent $912 ±$87
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.75% ± 11.8pp
Total Population 7,669

Population and Household Demographics

Bastrop is a City in Bastrop County, Texas with a population of 7,669. There are 2,783 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 47.07% of households in Bastrop are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bastrop

The median gross income for households in Bastrop is $48,071 a year, or $4,006 a month. The median rent for the city is $912 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bastrop, a household making less than $3,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Bastrop.1

Area Median Income In Bastrop

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Bastrop, the AMI is calculated from all households within Bastrop County.

In Bastrop, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,900

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 Bastrop

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 Bastrop HUD Rental Assistance in Bastrop

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,900 $22,750 $25,600 $28,400 $30,700 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $33,150 $37,850 $42,600 $47,300 $51,100 $54,900 $58,700 $62,450
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Bastrop

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

From 1991 to 1999, 2 low income apartment communities containing 153 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Bastrop 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 Bastrop

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $33,150 $37,850 $42,600 $47,300 $51,100 $54,900 $58,700 $62,450
60% of Median $39,780 $45,420 $51,120 $56,760 $61,320 $65,880 $70,440 $74,940

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 Bastrop is $51,120 a year, or $4,260 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,260 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,278 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% $829 $888 $1,065 $1,230 $1,373 $1,514
60% $995 $1,065 $1,278 $1,476 $1,647 $1,817
Fair Market Rents in Bastrop

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
$988 $1,134 $1,356 $1,763 $2,128