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Affordable Housing In Brewster County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brewster County

Alpine Retirement Homes

901 North Orange
Alpine, Texas
Income Based
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Alpine Mountainview Ltd

801 N Orange St
Alpine, Texas

Alpine Manor Lp Ashcroft Group Llc

1001 N 2nd St
Alpine, Texas

Alpine Manor

del Rio Ave and N 2nd St
Alpine, Texas
Accepts Vouchers
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Brewster County, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 208 affordable apartments for rent in Brewster County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Brewster County, Texas

Brewster County features 36 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 Brewster County, Texas

There are 172 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brewster County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brewster County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brewster County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Brewster County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brewster County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $689 and $842.

2020 Brewster County, 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
Fair Market Rent $580 $584 $765 $1,032 $1,036
Payment Standard Range $522 to $638 $526 to $642 $689 to $842 $929 to $1,135 $932 to $1,140

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brewster County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 208
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 36
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $38,395 ±$5,230
Median Rent $617 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.98% ± 8.24pp
Total Population 9,235

Population and Household Demographics

Brewster County is a county in Texas with a population of 9,235. There are 4,025 households in the county with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 42.19% of households in Brewster County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brewster County

The median gross income for households in Brewster County is $38,395 a year, or $3,200 a month. The median rent for the county is $617 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brewster County, a household making less than $2,057 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Brewster County.

Area Median Income In Brewster 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 Brewster County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,900

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 Brewster 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Brewster County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,450 $31,850 $34,200 $36,550 $38,900
80% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200

Cities In Brewster County

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Alpine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alpine is the Housing Authority City of Alpine.
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