Affordable Housing In Brazoria County
Texas

29 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brazoria County

Gateway at Lake Jackson

111 Loganberry St Ofc
Lake Jackson, TX
HCV Welcome

Tranquility Bay Apartments

2920 Oak Rd
Pearland, TX
HCV Welcome

Westport Apartments

121 Clements St
Angleton, TX
HCV Welcome

Oaks of West Columbia

225 S 13th St
West Columbia, TX
Subsidized

West Columbia Manor

1000 N 13th St
West Columbia, TX
Subsidized

Freeport Oaks Apartments

1702 Skinner St
Freeport, TX
HCV Welcome

Jackson Village Retirement Center

294 Abner Jackson Pkwy
Lake Jackson, TX
HCV Welcome

Casa Brazoria

301 Verde Dr
Clute, TX
HCV Welcome

Casa Quintana

905 N Avenue J
Freeport, TX
HCV Welcome

There are 29 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,166 affordable apartments for rent in Brazoria County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 800 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Brazoria County, HUD housing programs support 286 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,366 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Brazoria County

Housing Authority Programs
Brazoria County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brazoria County, Texas

Brazoria County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 29
Total Low Income Apartments 2,166
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 800
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Total Population 331,741
Housing Units 112,510
Average Household Size 2.85
Median Household Income $69,749 ±$2,073
Median Rent $904 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.99% ± 2.8pp

Population and Household Demographics

Brazoria County is a County in Texas with a population of 331,741. There are 112,510 households in the county with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 28.23% of households in Brazoria County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brazoria County

The median gross income for households in Brazoria County is $69,749 a year, or $5,812 a month. The median rent for the county is $904 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brazoria County, a household making less than $3,013 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Brazoria County.1

Area Median Income In Brazoria County

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.

In Brazoria County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,200

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 Brazoria County

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 Brazoria County HUD Rental Assistance in Brazoria County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $30,550 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200
80% of Median $52,750 $60,300 $67,850 $75,350 $81,400 $87,450 $93,450 $99,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Brazoria County

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

From 1987 to 2006, 13 low income apartment communities containing 1,500 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Brazoria County 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 Brazoria County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $39,600 $45,240 $50,880 $56,520 $61,080 $65,580 $70,140 $74,640

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 Brazoria County is $50,880 a year, or $4,240 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,240 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,272 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% $825 $884 $1,060 $1,225 $1,366 $1,508
60% $990 $1,061 $1,272 $1,470 $1,640 $1,810
Fair Market Rents in Brazoria County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$738 $935 $1,083 $1,445 $1,902

Cities In Brazoria County

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City Listings Served By
Clute 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clute is the Brazoria County Housing Authority.
Angleton 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Angleton is the Brazoria County Housing Authority.
Sweeny 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sweeny is the Brazoria County Housing Authority.
Freeport 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freeport is the Brazoria County Housing Authority.
Brazoria 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brazoria is the Brazoria County Housing Authority.
Alvin 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alvin is the Brazoria County Housing Authority.
Pearland 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pearland is the Brazoria County Housing Authority.
Lake Jackson 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Jackson is the Brazoria County Housing Authority.
West Columbia 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Columbia is the Brazoria County Housing Authority.
Danbury 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Danbury is the Brazoria County Housing Authority.
Manvel 1
Bailey's Prairie 0
Bonney 0
Brookside Village 0
Damon 0
Hillcrest 0
Holiday Lakes 0
Iowa Colony 0
Jones Creek 0
Liverpool 0
Oyster Creek 0
Quintana 0
Richwood 0
Rosharon 0
Surfside Beach 0
Wild Peach Village 0