Affordable Housing In Kerr County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kerr County

Brookhollow Apartments

612 Travis St
Kerrville, TX
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1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Cedar Elm Place

900 Paschal St
Kerrville, TX
Disabled Supportive Housing

Kerrville Oaks

850 Clay St
Kerrville, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Freedoms Path at Kerrville Apartments

3600 Block Memorial Blvd
Kerrville, TX

Kerrville Meadows Apartments

2300 Junction Hwy
Kerrville, TX
HCV Welcome

Heritage Oaks Apartments

2350 Junction Hwy
Kerrville, TX
HCV Welcome

Gardens at Clearwater

451 Clearwater Paseo
Kerrville, TX
HCV Welcome

Kerrville Housing

515 Roy St
Kerrville, TX
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Housing Authorities that serve Kerr 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 Kerr County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 428 affordable apartments for rent in Kerr County, Texas. Kerr County features 147 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 232 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kerr County.

Kerr County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 428
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 147
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $43,810 ±$2,789
Median Rent $780 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.45% ± 5.98pp
Total Population 50,149

Population and Household Demographics

Kerr County is a County in Texas with a population of 50,149. There are 20,316 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 30.35% of households in Kerr County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kerr County

The median gross income for households in Kerr County is $43,810 a year, or $3,651 a month. The median rent for the county is $780 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kerr County, a household making less than $2,600 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Kerr County.1

Area Median Income In Kerr 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 Kerr County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,700

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 Kerr 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 Kerr County HUD Rental Assistance in Kerr County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kerr County

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

From 1999 to 2001, 2 low income apartment communities containing 232 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kerr 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 Kerr County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

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 Kerr County is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 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% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in Kerr 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
$681 $701 $798 $1,151 $1,236

Cities In Kerr County

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City Listings Served By
Kerrville 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kerrville is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Ingram 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ingram is the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.