Brazoria County Housing Authority

1524 East Mulberry Street, Angleton, TX

There are no open waiting lists offered by Brazoria County Housing Authority. Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Texas Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Brazoria County, Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Brazoria County Housing Authority (BCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 12, 2021 at 8:00 am, until July 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm CT.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Please note: According to the BCHA representative the average wait time could range from few months up to 5+ years.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Live or work in Brazoria County, Texas.
  • Elderly or Disabled
  • Working

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA on June 24, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Brazoria County, Texas.

Last Updated on 01/10/2022.

About Brazoria County Housing Authority

Office Hours

Open today from 9:00am to 5:00pm CT.

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

About the Brazoria County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Brazoria County Housing Authority manages 561 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 560 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $608 $565
Monthly Cost $340,570 $565
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 18% having issued approximately 33 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 19 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $13,897 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% 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 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 42% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

41% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

75% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 52% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Brazoria County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Brazoria County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $373 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $561. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $78.

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.