Brazos Valley Council of Governments
3991 E. 29th Street
Bryan, Brazos County, TX


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Brazos Valley Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 28th, 2016.

Please note: The Brazos Valley Council of Governments covers the counties of Brazos, Burleson, Grimes (excluding the City of Navasota), Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington, TX (excluding the City of Brenham).

The Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on August 7, 2015 at 12:00 am CT, and is open indefinitely. It was last open in November 2014.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

This waiting list has the following preference: Elderly (62+), veteran, resident of the Counties of Brazos, Burleson, Leon, Washington, Grimes, Robertson, or Madison, TX.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list. We have contacted the BVCOG for confirmation, and will update our page when more information becomes available.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the BVCOG website, or call the office at (979) 595-2800.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Brazos Valley Council of Governments administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,902 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Brazos Valley Council of Governments is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Brazos Valley Council of Governments is among the 15% of Texas housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Brazos Valley Council of Governments scored an average of 74 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 83 in 2008 and a low score of 66 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

Brazos Valley Council of Governments has an average score that is less than the average Texas housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Brazos Valley Council of Governments.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2003 1/6/03 Plan
2002 1/6/03 Plan
2001 8/21/02 Plan
2000 4/25/01 Plan