Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood
Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 13th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood serves Brownwood.
Waiting List Statuses
|Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood Housing Choice Voucher
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood Website: http://www.bwdhousing.org.
Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood Phone: (325) 646-0790.
Open Until Further Notice:
Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
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.
Selected 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.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (325)646-0790.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 05/23/2016.
About Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood
More information about Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood can be found on its website at http://www.bwdhousing.org.
Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood may be available by phone at (325) 646-0790. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood manages 377 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:
||Standard ||Ported Out |
||376 ||1 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$381 ||$358 |
||$143,409 ||$358 |
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.
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.
Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood
1500 Dublin St