Affordable Housing In Brawley
Imperial County, California

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brawley

Brawley Elks Senior Apartments

995 Willard Ave
Brawley, CA
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Brawley Gardens Apartments

221 N Best Ave
Brawley, CA
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Tres Palmas Village

1631 Malan St
Brawley, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Brawley Family Apartments

1690 C St
Brawley, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Malan Street Apartments

180 Malan Street
Brawley, CA
HCV Welcome

Manzanilla Terrace

586 I Street
Brawley, CA
HCV Welcome

The Springs Apartments

402 S Eastern Ave
Brawley, CA

Valle Del Sol Apartments

1605 C St
Brawley, CA
HCV Welcome

Encino Village

1165 B St
Brawley, CA

Brawley Senior Plaza

430 K St
Brawley, CA
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

According to federal housing data and research, there are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,604 affordable apartments for rent in Brawley, California. Brawley features 681 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 923 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brawley.

Brawley, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,604
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.1

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 $60,700

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 Brawley 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 $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Brawley

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2011, 12 low income apartment communities containing 927 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Brawley by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Brawley

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Brawley is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Brawley

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$669 $781 $1,027 $1,365 $1,744