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Brownsville Housing Authority
Brownsville Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Brownsville, Tennessee that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 5th, 2020, Brownsville Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Brownsville Housing Authority serves Brownsville.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Brownsville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher
Open Brownsville Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Brownsville Housing Authority Phone: (731) 772-0274.
Open Until Further Notice:
Public Housing Waiting List
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Brownsville Housing Authority
(BHA) is currently accepting
Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
The BHA offers one Public Housing community with 115 units ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms for families and senior/disabled individuals.
No preferences were noted.
For more information, the BHA can be reached by calling (731) 772-0274 during normal office hours.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (731)772-0274.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 07/30/2015.
Other Brownsville Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Brownsville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Brownsville Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in November 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.
For more information, call the BHA office at (731) 772-0274.
Last Updated on 06/13/2017.
About Brownsville Housing Authority
Representatives of Brownsville Housing Authority may be available by phone at (731) 772-0274. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Brownsville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Brownsville Housing Authority manages 197 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Brownsville Housing Authority
Waiting List and Tenancy
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 12% having issued approximately 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $13,025 per year. 85% of households were very low income (VLI) and 58% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 68% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 10% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
67% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 66% of households with children have a female head of household. 94% of all households were headed by a female.
90% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 89% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Brownsville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% include at least one person with a disability. 17% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 47% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
3% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 59% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Brownsville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $281 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $379. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $144.
1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.
Public Housing Apartments Operated by Brownsville Housing Authority
236 S Grand Ave