Affordable Housing In Gillespie County
Texas

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gillespie County

Rolling Hills

1625 North Adams Street
Fredericksburg, TX
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Evergreen Villa

805 East Highway
Fredericksburg, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Townpark in Fredericksburg II Apartments

1125 S Adams St
Fredericksburg, TX
HCV Welcome

Fredricksburg Seniors

591 E Highway St
Fredericksburg, TX
Subsidized

Friendship Place

709 S Creek St
Fredericksburg, TX
HCV Welcome

Brentwood Oaks Apartments, Ltd

604 S Eagle St
Fredericksburg, TX
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Gillespie County

Housing Authority Programs
Alamo Area Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gillespie County, Texas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 390 affordable apartments for rent in Gillespie County, Texas. Gillespie County features 72 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 318 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gillespie County.

Gillespie County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 390
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 72
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $54,859 ±$3,635
Median Rent $866 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.1% ± 10.55pp
Total Population 25,398

Population and Household Demographics

Gillespie County is a County in Texas with a population of 25,398. There are 10,577 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 23.47% of households in Gillespie County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gillespie County

The median gross income for households in Gillespie County is $54,859 a year, or $4,572 a month. The median rent for the county is $866 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gillespie County, a household making less than $2,887 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Gillespie County.1

Area Median Income In Gillespie 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 Gillespie County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,100

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 Gillespie 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 Gillespie County HUD Rental Assistance in Gillespie County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,400 $17,600 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,600 $29,250 $32,900 $36,550 $39,500 $42,400 $45,350 $48,250
80% of Median $40,950 $46,800 $52,650 $58,500 $63,200 $67,900 $72,550 $77,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Gillespie County

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

From 1991 to 2006, 4 low income apartment communities containing 307 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Gillespie 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 Gillespie County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,600 $29,250 $32,900 $36,550 $39,500 $42,400 $45,350 $48,250
60% of Median $30,720 $35,100 $39,480 $43,860 $47,400 $50,880 $54,420 $57,900

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 Gillespie County is $39,480 a year, or $3,290 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,290 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $987 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% $640 $686 $823 $951 $1,060 $1,170
60% $768 $823 $987 $1,141 $1,272 $1,404
Fair Market Rents in Gillespie 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$693 $710 $935 $1,349 $1,428

Cities In Gillespie County

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City Listings Served By
Fredericksburg 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fredericksburg is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Harper 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harper is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Stonewall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stonewall is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.