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Affordable Housing In Bee Cave
Travis County, Texas

Housing Authorities that serve Bee Cave

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Travis County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bee Cave, Texas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Bee Cave, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Bee Cave, Texas

Bee Cave features 0 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 Bee Cave, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bee Cave.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bee Cave, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bee Cave landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Bee Cave.

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

2020 Bee Cave, 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.

Bee Cave, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 2.85
Median Household Income $121,708 ±$21,455
Median Rent $1,218 ±$102
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.16% ± 13.62pp
Total Population 5,362

Population and Household Demographics

Bee Cave is a city in Travis County, Texas with a population of 5,362. There are 1,877 households in the city with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 31.7% of households in Bee Cave are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bee Cave

The median gross income for households in Bee Cave is $121,708 a year, or $10,142 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,218 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bee Cave, a household making less than $4,060 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Bee Cave.

Area Median Income In Bee Cave

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 Bee Cave, the AMI is calculated from all households within Travis County.

In Bee Cave, 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 Bee Cave

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 Bee Cave

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