Affordable Housing In Blanco County
Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Blanco County

Blanco Senior Apartments

380 Blanco Ave
Blanco, TX
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Blanco Seniors Apartments

380 Blanco Ave
Blanco, TX
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Oak Crest Acres

304 S Avenue F
Johnson City, TX

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502 S Avenue F
Johnson City, TX
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 110 affordable apartments for rent in Blanco County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 70 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Blanco County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 40 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Blanco County

Housing Authority Programs
Johnson City Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blanco County, Texas

Blanco County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 110
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 70
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.64%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Total Population 10,723
Housing Units 4,164
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $55,504 ±$4,992
Median Rent $744 ±$66
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.02% ± 7.27pp

Population and Household Demographics

Blanco County is a County in Texas with a population of 10,723. There are 4,164 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 24.64% of households in Blanco County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blanco County

The median gross income for households in Blanco County is $55,504 a year, or $4,625 a month. The median rent for the county is $744 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blanco County, a household making less than $2,480 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Blanco County.1

Area Median Income In Blanco 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 Blanco County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,900

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 Blanco 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 Blanco County HUD Rental Assistance in Blanco County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
80% of Median $40,850 $46,650 $52,500 $58,300 $63,000 $67,650 $72,300 $77,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Blanco County

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

From 1987 to 1987, 1 low income apartment communities containing 30 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Blanco County 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 Blanco County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
60% of Median $30,660 $35,040 $39,420 $43,740 $47,280 $50,760 $54,240 $57,780

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 Blanco County is $39,420 a year, or $3,285 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,285 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $986 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% $639 $684 $821 $948 $1,058 $1,167
60% $767 $821 $986 $1,138 $1,269 $1,400
Fair Market Rents in Blanco County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$634 $637 $843 $1,114 $1,374

Cities In Blanco County

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City Listings Served By
Blanco 2
Johnson City 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnson City is the Johnson City Housing Authority.
Round Mountain 0