Affordable Housing In Brenham
Washington County, Texas

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brenham

Belle Towers

696 North Market Street
Brenham, Texas
1-2 BR

Jefferson Square Apartments

801 W Jefferson St
Brenham, Texas
1-2 BR

Brenham Trails

2410 S Market St.
Brenham, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Fairview Terrace

909 Hasskarl Dr.
Brenham, Texas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Brenham Oaks

2575 Stringer St
Brenham, Texas

Northview Village Apartments

Northview Circle Drive
Brenham, Texas

Brenham Housing Complex

600 Pleasantview Ave
Brenham, Texas

Parklane Villas

800 Hosea St
Brenham, Texas

Bluffview Villas

2800 Highway 36 S
Brenham, Texas

Northside Terrace

1801 Northview Circle Dr
Brenham, Texas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Brenham, Texas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Brenham, Texas

Housing Authority Programs
Brenham Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brenham, Texas

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,018 affordable apartments for rent in Brenham, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Brenham, Texas

Brenham features 661 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 Brenham, Texas

There are 357 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brenham.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brenham, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brenham landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Brenham.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brenham, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $874 and $1,068.

2023 Brenham, Texas 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
Brenham, Texas Fair Market Rent $817 $850 $971 $1,341 $1,480
Brenham, Texas Payment Standard Range $735 to $899 $765 to $935 $874 to $1,068 $1,207 to $1,475 $1,332 to $1,628

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brenham, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,018
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 661
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $42,975 ±$5,218
Median Rent $813 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.98% ± 8.3pp
Total Population 16,257

Population and Household Demographics

Brenham is a city in Washington County, Texas with a population of 16,257. There are 5,272 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 37.73% of households in Brenham are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brenham

The median gross income for households in Brenham is $42,975 a year, or $3,581 a month. The median rent for the city is $813 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brenham, a household making less than $2,710 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Brenham.

Area Median Income In Brenham

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 Brenham, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Brenham, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,400

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 Brenham

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 Brenham

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brenham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,450 $18,800 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Brenham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Brenham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800