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Affordable Housing In Brooks County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brooks County

Falfurrias Village

898 S Center Street
Falfurrias, Texas

Los Encinos Apartments

1210 S Center St
Falfurrias, Texas

Los Encinos Phase 2

1211 Mac Pena St
Falfurrias, Texas

John F. Kenedy

300 N Las Pitas St
Falfurrias, Texas
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Brooks County, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 234 affordable apartments for rent in Brooks County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Brooks County, Texas

Brooks County features 234 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 Brooks County, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brooks County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brooks County, Texas

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brooks County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Brooks 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 $529 $570 $714 $890 $1,074
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $513 to $627 $643 to $785 $801 to $979 $967 to $1,181

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brooks County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 234
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 234
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.25%
Average Renter Household Size 3.30
Average Household Size 3.31
Median Household Income $22,741 ±$3,037
Median Rent $538 ±$94
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.31% ± 11.47pp
Total Population 7,221

Population and Household Demographics

Brooks County is a county in Texas with a population of 7,221. There are 2,080 households in the county with an average household size of 3.31 persons. 31.25% of households in Brooks County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brooks County

The median gross income for households in Brooks County is $22,741 a year, or $1,895 a month. The median rent for the county is $538 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brooks County, a household making less than $1,793 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Brooks County.

Area Median Income In Brooks 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 Brooks County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $29,800

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 Brooks 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 Brooks 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 Brooks County

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Falfurrias The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Falfurrias is the Falfurrias Housing Authority.