Housing

The City of San Marcos CDBG program offers several housing related initiatives available to the San Marcos community. CDBG housing related programs are available to those households and individuals that meet income guidelines established by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

San Marcos is considered part of the Austin Metropolitan Statistical area (MSA) and follows the regional Average Median Income (AMI) guidelines. Income guidelines stipulate that CDBG housing programs are available to households and individuals below 80% of the AMI, as published periodically. Click here to see income guidelines.

Local CDBG funded housing initiatives include:

Homebuyer Assistance Program assists first time homebuyers

HOME Program – San Marcos participates in a Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Administered Housing Program

Housing Rehabilitation Programs – Coming in 2021!

State Affordable Housing Initiatives 

The City of San Marcos participates in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Housing Tax Credit  Program that offers incentives for the development of affordable rental multi-family projects.

Regional Affordable Housing Partnerships:

The City of San Marcos also partners with Austin Habitat for Humanity, which service area includes Hays County. The City of San Marcos is currently partnering with Austin Habitat For Humanity for free Homebuyer Education Workshops January – March 2021.  For more information on these free virtual classes offered every 4th Saturday please click here.