Affordable Housing In San Saba County
Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Saba County

1603 W Commerce St

1603 W Commerce St
San Saba, TX

Ha Richland Spgs I

304 Fire Station Rd
Richland Springs, TX
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There are 2 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 86 affordable apartments for rent in San Saba County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 50 apartments that set rent based on your income. In San Saba County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 36 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve San Saba County

Housing Authority Programs
Central Texas Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in San Saba County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of San Saba Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Saba County, Texas

San Saba County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 86
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Total Population 5,893
Housing Units 2,126
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $39,040 ±$3,186
Median Rent $612 ±$80
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.84% ± 9.36pp

Population and Household Demographics

San Saba County is a County in Texas with a population of 5,893. There are 2,126 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 26.01% of households in San Saba County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Saba County

The median gross income for households in San Saba County is $39,040 a year, or $3,253 a month. The median rent for the county is $612 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Saba County, a household making less than $2,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.84% of households who rent are overburdened in San Saba County.1

Area Median Income In San Saba 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 San Saba County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,100

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 San Saba 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 San Saba County HUD Rental Assistance in San Saba 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

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 San Saba 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 San Saba 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 San Saba 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
$526 $529 $700 $1,012 $1,079

Cities In San Saba County

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City Listings Served By
San Saba 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Saba is the Housing Authority of the City of San Saba.
Richland Spring 0
Richland Springs 1