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Affordable Housing

 

Affordable housing in Kerrville has become one of my top priorities.  The U.S. Government regards housing costs at or below 30% of one’s income to be considered affordable.  In the most recent U.S. Census, 38% of Kerr County homeowners spent greater than 30% of their income on housing costs, or more of their gross income on rent. 

Families who pay more than 30% of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation, and medical care.

Many renter and homeowner households across the nation now pay more than 50 percent of their annual incomes for housing.  A family with one full-time worker earning the minimum wage cannot afford the local fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the United States.  In fact, most families now days have two working parents and find it difficult to obtain ends meet.

We want to attract and retain and middleclass working class and young families.  There have been many jobs created and forthcoming that are primary jobs and are in the middle class range.  When these types of jobs are created, homes in the affordable price range are needed to support our job growth.

  • There are a total of 17,818 housing units in the City of Kerrville
  • 90.7% of those units are occupied.
  • 9.3% are vacant.
  • 67.3% are owner-occupied.
  • 32.7% are renter-occupied.
  • The median value of owner-occupied units is $154,500.
  • The median rent for renter-occupied units is $766.
  • 68% of the units are 1-unit attached or detached.
  • 1.8% are duplexes.
  • 5.7% consist of 3 or 4 units.
  • 4.1% consist of 5 to 9 units.
  • 5.6% consist of 10 or more units
  • 14.5% are mobile homes
  • The population of those people 16 years and over is 32,423.
  • Of that population 54.1% are in the labor force.
  • Of those in the labor force, 48.9% are employed.
  • Of those workers 16 years old and over, 81.1% drive alone to work.
  • The mean travel time to work is 18.5 minutes.
  • The median household income is $43,343.
  • The median family income is $55,481.
  • There are 16,167 occupied households in the City of Kerrville.
  • 24.8% of those family households have one or more people under the age of 18 years (with related children).
  • 21.6% of those family households have one or more people under the age of 18 years (with own children).
  • 18.4% of those family households have one or more people 65 years and over.
  •  The average household size is 2.27 people for owner-occupied housing
  • The average household size is 2.43 people for renter-occupied housing
Households with modest means need safe, suitable housing that they can afford.  When housing is affordable, moderate-income families are able to put nutritious food on the table, receive necessary medical care, and provide reliable daycare for their children.

Research has shown that the stability of an affordable mortgage or rent can have profound effects on childhood development and school performance and can improve health outcomes for families and individuals.
 But the benefits of affordable housing extend beyond its occupants to our community at large.

 

The development of affordable housing increases spending and employment in our surrounding economy, acts as an important source of revenue for our local governments, and reduces the likelihood of foreclosure and its associated costs.  Without a sufficient supply of affordable housing, employers and our entire regional economy can be at a competitive disadvantage because of subsequent difficulty attracting and retaining workers.