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Affordable Housing In Bastrop County

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bastrop County

Hunters Crossing Apartment Homes

1006 Home Depot Way
Bastrop, Texas
1-3 BR

Oak Grove I Apartments

1910 Wilson St
Bastrop, Texas

Piney Creek North Apartments

2110 Main St
Bastrop, Texas

M537297, 502 Linden Street

502 Linden St
Bastrop, Texas

M530687, Senior Citizens Aid

401 E Alamo St
Elgin, Texas

Settlement Estates Senior Housing

149 Settlement Dr
Bastrop, Texas

Riverwood Commons

440 Old Austin Hwy
Bastrop, Texas

Village East

515 Old McDade Rd
Elgin, Texas

The Willows Apartments Mac - Re L L C

324 Webb St
Smithville, Texas

Cresent Village II Apartments

13817 County Line Rd
Elgin, Texas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bastrop County, Texas

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 688 affordable apartments for rent in Bastrop County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Bastrop County, Texas

Bastrop County features 314 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Bastrop County, Texas

There are 374 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bastrop County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bastrop County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bastrop County landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Bastrop County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bastrop County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,220 and $1,492.

2020 Bastrop County, Texas Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $988 $1,134 $1,356 $1,763 $2,128
Payment Standard Range $889 to $1,087 $1,021 to $1,247 $1,220 to $1,492 $1,587 to $1,939 $1,915 to $2,341

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bastrop County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 688
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 314
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.92%
Average Renter Household Size 2.91
Average Household Size 2.94
Median Household Income $54,821 ±$2,362
Median Rent $917 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.42% ± 5.61pp
Total Population 76,948

Population and Household Demographics

Bastrop County is a county in Texas with a population of 76,948. There are 25,454 households in the county with an average household size of 2.94 persons. 21.92% of households in Bastrop County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bastrop County

The median gross income for households in Bastrop County is $54,821 a year, or $4,568 a month. The median rent for the county is $917 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bastrop County, a household making less than $3,057 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Bastrop County.

Area Median Income In Bastrop 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 Bastrop County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,600

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Bastrop County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,550 $23,450 $26,400 $29,300 $31,650 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $34,200 $39,050 $43,950 $48,800 $52,750 $56,650 $60,550 $64,450
80% of Median $54,700 $62,500 $70,300 $78,100 $84,350 $90,600 $96,850 $103,100

Cities In Bastrop County

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City Served By
Bastrop The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bastrop is the Bastrop Housing Authority.
Camp Swift
Circle D KC Estates
Circle D-KC Estates
Elgin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elgin is the Elgin Housing Authority.
Mustang Ridge
Smithville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Smithville is the Smithville Housing Authority.