About Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood

The Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Brownwood, Texas.

The Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood serves Brownwood.

Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Brownwood Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

Please note: The current wait time for Public Housing is approximately 4 to 12 months, depending on the size of apartment that is needed.

The BHA offers five Public Housing communities with 234 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the BHA to pick up an application, located at 1500 Terrace Dr. Brownwood, Tx 76801, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to include these documents with the application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, government issued IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

The BHA does not have a preference. Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at 325-646-0790, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 04/26/2016.

Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

Please note: The Brownwood Housing Authority covers Brown County, TX.

The Brownwood Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Brownwood, TX is about 140 miles northwest of Austin, TX.

To apply, visit the BHA office to pick up an application, located at 1500 Terrace Dr., Brownwood, TX 76801, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to include these documents with the application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, government issued IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

This waiting list has no preferences. 

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

The current wait time for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher is approximately 4 to 6 months.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (325) 646-0790, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Last Updated on 05/23/2016.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood manages 360 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 356 1 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $339 $322 $562
Monthly Cost $120,584 $322 $1,124

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood

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 17% having issued approximately 22 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $11,324 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% 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 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

9% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% 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.

40% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

29% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 11% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 52% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

52% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 14% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood voucher holders in 2016 was $278 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $513. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $103.



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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