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Affordable Housing In Brawley
Imperial County, California

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brawley

Brawley Elks Senior Apartments

995 Willard Ave
Brawley, California
1 BR

Brawley Gardens Apartments

221 N Best Ave
Brawley, California
1-3 BR

Tres Palmas Village

1631 Malan St
Brawley, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Brawley Family Apartments

1690 C St
Brawley, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Malan Street Apartments

180 Malan Street
Brawley, California

Manzanilla Terrace

586 I Street
Brawley, California

The Springs Apartments

402 S Eastern Ave
Brawley, California

Valle Del Sol Apartments

1605 C St
Brawley, California

Encino Village

1165 B St
Brawley, California

Brawley Senior Plaza

430 K St
Brawley, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Brawley

Housing Authority Programs
Imperial Valley Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brawley, California

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,662 affordable apartments for rent in Brawley, California.

Income Based Apartments in Brawley, California

Brawley features 681 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Brawley, California

There are 923 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brawley.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brawley, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brawley landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Brawley.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brawley, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $924 and $1,130.

2020 Brawley, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $669 $781 $1,027 $1,365 $1,744
Payment Standard Range $602 to $736 $703 to $859 $924 to $1,130 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,570 to $1,918

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brawley, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,662
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 681
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.52%
Average Renter Household Size 3.44
Average Household Size 3.43
Median Household Income $37,637 ±$6,669
Median Rent $746 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.33% ± 8.09pp
Total Population 25,656

Population and Household Demographics

Brawley is a city in Imperial County, California with a population of 25,656. There are 7,433 households in the city with an average household size of 3.43 persons. 46.52% of households in Brawley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brawley

The median gross income for households in Brawley is $37,637 a year, or $3,136 a month. The median rent for the city is $746 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brawley, a household making less than $2,487 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Brawley.

Area Median Income In Brawley

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Brawley, the AMI is calculated from all households within Imperial County.

In Brawley, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,600

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Brawley

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Brawley

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800