Affordable Housing In Hays County

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hays County

Creekside Villas Senior Village

590 Ranch Rd 967
Buda, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Merritt Hill Country Senior Village

28725 Ranch Road 12
Dripping Springs, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Sodalis Buda

645 FM 967
Buda, TX
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Pete Dressen Housing

101 Post Road Circle
Kyle, TX

Western Springs

400 Creek Rd
Dripping Springs, TX
HCV Welcome

Tuscany Park at Buda

5500 Overpass Rd
Buda, TX
HCV Welcome

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


1255 Firecracker
Buda, TX
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Hays County

Housing Authority Programs
San Marcos Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Kyle Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hays County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 949 affordable apartments for rent in Hays County, Texas. Hays County features 51 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 858 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hays County.

Hays County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 949
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 51
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $58,583 ±$2,124
Median Rent $973 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.28% ± 3.22pp
Total Population 177,562

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 $95,900

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 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 $19,900 $22,750 $25,600 $28,400 $30,700 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $33,150 $37,850 $42,600 $47,300 $51,100 $54,900 $58,700 $62,450
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
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
50% of Median $33,150 $37,850 $42,600 $47,300 $51,100 $54,900 $58,700 $62,450
60% of Median $39,780 $45,420 $51,120 $56,760 $61,320 $65,880 $70,440 $74,940

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 $51,120 a year, or $4,260 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,260 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,278 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% $829 $888 $1,065 $1,230 $1,373 $1,514
60% $995 $1,065 $1,278 $1,476 $1,647 $1,817
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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$988 $1,134 $1,356 $1,763 $2,128

Cities In Hays County

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City Listings Served By
Dripping Springs 3
Buda 5
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