Low Income Apartments In Hays County
Texas

Low Income Apartments In Hays County

Pete Dressen Housing

101 Post Road Circle
Kyle, TX
Subsidized

Saddlecreek Apartments

21393 Interstate 35
Kyle, TX
HCV Welcome

The Springs Apartments

289 Springs Ln
Dripping Springs, TX
HCV Welcome

Charles Young Housing

405 1/2 W 2nd St
Kyle, TX

Huntington

1255 Firecracker
Buda, TX
HCV Welcome

Tuscany Park at Buda

5500 Overpass Rd
Buda, TX
HCV Welcome

Onion Creek Village

Ih 35
Buda, TX
HCV Welcome
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 559 affordable apartments for rent in Hays County, Texas. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 51 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 30 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Hays County. There are 508 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Other Housing Authorities located in Hays County

Housing Authority Programs
Kyle Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hays County, Texas

Hays County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 559
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 51
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Total Population 177,562
Housing Units 61,360
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $58,583 ±$2,124
Median Rent $973 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.28% ± 3.22pp

Population and Household Demographics

Hays County is a County in Texas with a population of 177,562. There are 61,360 households in the county with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 36.14% of households in Hays County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hays County

The median gross income for households in Hays County is $58,583 a year, or $4,882 a month. The median rent for the county is $973 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hays County, a household making less than $3,243 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Hays County.1

Area Median Income In Hays 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 Hays County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,000

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 Hays 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 Hays County HUD Rental Assistance in Hays County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,100 $20,650 $23,250 $25,800 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
80% of Median $48,200 $55,050 $61,950 $68,800 $74,350 $79,850 $85,350 $90,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Hays County

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

From 1988 to 2009, 4 low income apartment communities containing 478 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hays 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 Hays County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $36,120 $41,280 $46,440 $51,600 $55,740 $59,880 $64,020 $68,160

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 Hays County is $46,440 a year, or $3,870 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,870 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,161 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% $753 $806 $968 $1,118 $1,248 $1,377
60% $903 $968 $1,161 $1,342 $1,497 $1,652
Fair Market Rents in Hays 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
$931 $1,086 $1,315 $1,734 $2,099

Cities In Hays County

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City Listings Served By
Dripping Springs 1
Buda 3
Kyle 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kyle is the Kyle Housing Authority.
Wimberley 0
Austin 1
Bear Creek 0
Driftwood 0
Hays 0
Mountain City 0
Woodcreek 0