Austin Local News
Austin's affordability woes seep into Bastrop
150 new affordable housing units are coming to Bastrop and they'll be available for city employees. City manager Lynda Humble told City Council 51% of employees can't afford to live in the city limits and some commute back and forth from as far as College Station, that's about an hour and a half commute. Humble said, for a one bedroom the monthly rent would be $916, 2-bed rooms is at $1099 and 3-bedrooms is now at $1270.
To be eligible, employees have to submit to background and credit checks every year, and no government assistance will be allowed for monthly rent payments.