Brenham Housing Authority

1801 Northview Circle Drive
Brenham, Washington County, Texas 77833
(979) 836-9221

Brenham Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Brenham, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 23rd, 2019, Brenham Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior Community Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Brenham Housing Authority serves Brenham.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Senior Community Open Indefinitely
Brenham, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Brenham Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Brenham Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least December 5, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Scroll down and select the "Public Housing" link.

For more information, visit the BHA Public Housing page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (979) 836-9221.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/05/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Senior Community Waiting List

The Brenham Housing Authority (BHA) Senior Community waiting list is currently open, since at least December 5, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Scroll down and select the "Senior Community" link.

For more information, visit the BHA Senior Community page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (979) 836-9221.

Last Updated on 12/05/2018.

Other Brenham Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Brenham, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Brenham Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in July, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the BHA Housing Choice Voucher page here.

Last Updated on 12/05/2018.

About Brenham Housing Authority

More information about Brenham Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.brenhamhousing.org.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/23/2019, it is not known if Brenham 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 Brenham Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Brenham Housing Authority manages 151 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection
Vouchers 55 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $992 $438
Monthly Cost $54,545 $2,189

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Brenham 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 7% having issued approximately 10 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 9 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 persons and has a household income of $16,923 per year. 82% of households were very low income (VLI) and 36% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% 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

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 42% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 42% 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.

43% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 94% of all households were headed by a female.

68% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 64% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Brenham Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 22% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 58% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Brenham Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $472 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $442. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $171.



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.


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