Affordable Housing In Brewster County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brewster County

Alpine Retirement Homes

901 North Orange
Alpine, TX
Income Based
1 BR
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Alpine Mountainview Ltd

801 N Orange St
Alpine, TX

Alpine Manor Lp Ashcroft Group Llc

1001 N 2nd St
Alpine, TX

Alpine Manor

del Rio Ave & N 2nd St
Alpine, TX
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Other Housing Authorities located in Brewster County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority City of Alpine Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brewster County, Texas

According to federal housing data and research, there are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 208 affordable apartments for rent in Brewster County, Texas. Brewster County features 36 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 172 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brewster County.

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.1

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 $56,300

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 Brewster County 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 $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Brewster County

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

From 1994 to 1994, 1 low income apartment communities containing 36 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Brewster 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 Brewster County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
60% of Median $24,660 $28,200 $31,740 $35,220 $38,040 $40,860 $43,680 $46,500

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 Brewster County is $31,740 a year, or $2,645 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,645 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $794 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% $514 $551 $661 $763 $851 $939
60% $617 $661 $794 $916 $1,022 $1,127
Fair Market Rents in Brewster 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
$580 $584 $765 $1,032 $1,036

Cities In Brewster County

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City Listings Served By
Alpine 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alpine is the Housing Authority City of Alpine.
Marathon 0
Study Butte 0
Terlingua 0