Affordable Housing In Brooks County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brooks County

Falfurrias Village

898 S Center Street
Falfurrias, TX

Los Encinos Apartments

1210 S Center St
Falfurrias, TX

Los Encinos Phase 2

1211 Mac Pena St
Falfurrias, TX

John F. Kenedy

300 N Las Pitas St
Falfurrias, TX
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 234 affordable apartments for rent in Brooks County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 234 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Brooks County, HUD housing programs support 75 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Brooks County

Housing Authority Programs
Falfurrias Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brooks County, Texas

Brooks County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 234
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 234
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.25%
Average Renter Household Size 3.30
Total Population 7,221
Housing Units 2,080
Average Household Size 3.31
Median Household Income $22,741 ±$3,037
Median Rent $538 ±$94
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.31% ± 11.47pp

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.1

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 $31,600

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 Brooks County 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 $12,490 $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

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 Brooks 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 Brooks 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 Brooks 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$526 $557 $700 $877 $1,079

Cities In Brooks County

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City Listings Served By
Falfurrias 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Falfurrias is the Falfurrias Housing Authority.
Airport Road Addition 0
Cantu Addition 0
Encino 0
Flowella 0