Brazos Valley Council of Governments

3991 East 29th Street
Bryan, Brazos County, Texas 77802

Brazos Valley Council of Governments is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of August 13th, 2022, Brazos Valley Council of Governments has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Brazos Valley Council of Governments offers Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Brazos County, Burleson County, Grimes County, Leon County, Madison County, Robertson County and Washington County but does not serve Brenham and Navasota.

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

Open Brazos Valley Council of Governments Waiting Lists

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

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 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

More information about Brazos Valley Council of Governments can be found on its website at https://www.bvcog.org/.

Representatives of Brazos Valley Council of Governments may be available by phone at (979) 595-2801. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/13/2022, it is not known if Brazos Valley Council of Governments 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 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 1,716 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,680 3 6 26 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $540 $497 $706 $1,095 $548
Monthly Cost $907,641 $1,491 $4,233 $28,472 $548

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Brazos Valley Council of Governments

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.