Brazos Valley Council of Governments

3991 East 29th Street, Bryan, TX

There is one waiting list open now offered by Brazos Valley Council of Governments.

Brazos Valley Council of Governments Waiting Lists

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Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington County, Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Brazos Valley Council of Governments offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs in Brazos County, Burleson County, Grimes County, Leon County, Madison County, Robertson County and Washington County but does not serve Brenham and Navasota.

Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Texas Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington County, Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Brazos Valley Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The BVCG is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of April 1, 2022, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the BVCOG website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington County, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (979) 595-2801.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/01/2022.

About Brazos Valley Council of Governments

About the Brazos Valley Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Brazos Valley Council of Governments manages 1,645 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,605 3 8 28 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $540 $496 $643 $1,018 $48
Monthly Cost $867,378 $1,488 $5,146 $28,493 $48
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 13% having issued approximately 116 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 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 $12,192 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% 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 72% 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, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% 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.

41% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 65% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Brazos Valley Council of Governments Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 54% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Brazos Valley Council of Governments voucher holders in 2016 was $299 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $673. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $150.

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.