Affordable Housing In Brazos County
Texas

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brazos County

Villas of Rock Prairie

100 Mortier Dr
College Station, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Southgate Village

134 Luther St
College Station, TX
Subsidized

Lulac Oak Hill

1105 Anderson St
College Station, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Crestview Place

2503 E Villa Maria Rd
Bryan, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Crestview Terrace

2501 E Villa Maria Rd
Bryan, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Heritage at Dartmouth

2518 Dartmouth St
College Station, TX
HCV Welcome

Crestview Unity

2507 E Villa Maria Rd
Bryan, TX
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Texas

1201 N Sims Sterling Park Sq
Bryan, TX
HCV Welcome

Haven, The

2526 Dartmouth St
College Station, TX
HCV Welcome

George Washington Carver Homes

1501 W Martin Luther King Jr St
Bryan, TX

Housing Authorities that serve Brazos County

Housing Authority Programs
Brazos Valley Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Brazos County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Bryan Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brazos County, Texas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,422 affordable apartments for rent in Brazos County, Texas. Brazos County features 608 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 814 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brazos County.

Brazos County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 1,422
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 608
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $39,808 ±$1,299
Median Rent $861 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.86% ± 2.15pp
Total Population 205,271

Population and Household Demographics

Brazos County is a County in Texas with a population of 205,271. There are 73,858 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 55.21% of households in Brazos County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brazos County

The median gross income for households in Brazos County is $39,808 a year, or $3,317 a month. The median rent for the county is $861 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brazos County, a household making less than $2,870 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Brazos County.1

Area Median Income In Brazos 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 Brazos County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,500

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 Brazos 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 Brazos County HUD Rental Assistance in Brazos County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,400 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,000 $27,400 $30,850 $34,250 $37,000 $39,750 $42,500 $45,250
80% of Median $38,400 $43,850 $49,350 $54,800 $59,200 $63,600 $68,000 $72,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Brazos County

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

From 1996 to 2005, 7 low income apartment communities containing 1,147 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Brazos 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 Brazos County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,000 $27,400 $30,850 $34,250 $37,000 $39,750 $42,500 $45,250
60% of Median $28,800 $32,880 $37,020 $41,100 $44,400 $47,700 $51,000 $54,300

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 Brazos County is $37,020 a year, or $3,085 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,085 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $926 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% $600 $643 $771 $891 $994 $1,097
60% $720 $771 $926 $1,069 $1,193 $1,316
Fair Market Rents in Brazos 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$682 $791 $938 $1,353 $1,647

Cities In Brazos County

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City Listings Served By
Bryan 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bryan are the Housing Authority of the City of Bryan and Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
College Station 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves College Station is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Kurten 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kurten is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Lake Bryan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Bryan is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Millican 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millican is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Wixon Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wixon Valley is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.