There are three main housing programs in Bastrop County. They include emergency rental assistance, HUD section 8 vouchers, as well as low income housing/apartments. Each one of the resources has their own terms and conditions, but in general they can help families pay their rent or security deposits.
The charities focus on ending homelessness in the community. There is assistance for very low income families with a job, women fleeing domestic violence, as well as seniors or the disabled. Note most of the housing programs, especially vouchers or grants for paying rent, have a waiting list. Many Bastrop County residents may either not qualify or they will be referred to another local agency.
When applying for a grant or loan, bring proof of income, residency, and copies of the lease as well as utility bills. Only when all criteria have been met, and funding allows, may money be issued for paying back rent.
The Bastrop County community action agency
Address is 165 W. Austin
Giddings, TX 78942
Telephone number is (979) 540-2980
The non-profit known as Combined Community Action helps break the cycle of poverty. Programs range from grants for energy bills or rent to job placement, counseling, and more.
Carolyn T. Smith Loaves and Fishes Outreach Ministry
Rent for transitional housing, section 8 security deposits, moving costs, mortgages and other housing costs can be paid. Undocumented residents can apply too.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Church address: 310 W. 11th St.
Elgin, Texas 78621
Phone - (512) 285-9643
Funds may help with rent. Applicants need to go through a home visit.
Free legal advice to stop an eviction is available. A regional pro-bono firms covers Bastrop County. Call 1-800-369-9270. Only seniors or very low income tenants can get help. Get support in contesting an eviction, support when HUD section 8 rent or government aid is denied, and other housing matters dealt with.
Ladies of Charity
Main address 1202 Pine St.
Bastrop, TX 78602
Call (512) 321-9819 for information.
Using sales from a thrift store, they offer one time rent help, clothing or food, and referrals. Learn about other Texas eviction assistance programs.
Section 8 vouchers from Housing Authority
In Bastrop dial (512) 321-3398, or in Elgin call (512) 281-2772.
The waiting list is often closed for this income based program. But some seniors, disabled people, or low income families may get financial help paying rent.
Main location is 200 Depot St.
Eglin, Texas 78621
Phone: (512) 281-4180
Only residents of the town can apply for a loan for paying security deposit or rental assistance. Referrals are also provided.
Family Crisis Center is a shelter for women surviving domestic violence. Address is 431 Old Austin Hwy., Bastrop, Texas 78602, phone (512) 321-7760.
Meadow Park Low Income Apartments. They accept HUD vouchers from 401 North Hwy 95, Elgin, Texas 78621, dial (512) 285-3755
Foundation for the Homeless, Inc. - Dial 512-453-6570. Emergency shelter and case management is given.
Oak Grove Low Income Apartments - 1910 Wilson, Bastrop, Texas 78602, main phone (512) 321-7933
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