Brownsville Housing Authority

Summer Oaks
Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee 38012
(731) 772-0274

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 May 20th, 2019, 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
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Brownsville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Brownsville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: 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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (731)772-0274.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/30/2015.

Other Brownsville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Brownsville Housing Authority 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

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/20/2019, it is not known if Brownsville Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Brownsville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Brownsville Housing Authority manages 196 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 196
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $305
Monthly Cost $59,846

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.

Income Characteristics

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 Operated by Brownsville Housing Authority

236 S Grand Ave

236 S Grand Ave
Brownsville, TN
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