Affordable Housing In Brown County
11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brown County
Housing Authorities that serve Brown County
|Abilene Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP); Public Housing Money Follows the Person (MFP)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Brown County, Texas
There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 876 affordable apartments for rent in Brown County, Texas.
Income Based Apartments in Brown County, Texas
Brown County features 395 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 Brown County, Texas
There are 481 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brown County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Brown County, Texas
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brown County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Brown County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brown County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $656 and $802.
2020 Brown 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||$500||$594||$729||$1,052||$1,132|
|Payment Standard Range||$450 to $550||$535 to $653||$656 to $802||$947 to $1,157||$1,019 to $1,245|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Brown County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||11|
|Total Low Income Apartments||876|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||395|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||29.3%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.68|
|Average Household Size||2.71|
|Median Household Income||$41,962 ±$2,246|
|Median Rent||$661 ±$31|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||44.46% ± 6.59pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Brown County is a county in Texas with a population of 37,833. There are 13,295 households in the county with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 29.3% of households in Brown County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Brown County
The median gross income for households in Brown County is $41,962 a year, or $3,497 a month. The median rent for the county is $661 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brown County, a household making less than $2,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Brown County.
Area Median Income In Brown 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 Brown County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,900
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 Brown 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 Brown 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 Brown County
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|Bangs||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bangs is the Abilene Housing Authority.|
|Blanket||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blanket is the Abilene Housing Authority.|
|Brownwood||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brownwood are the Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood and Abilene Housing Authority.|
|Early||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Early is the Abilene Housing Authority.|
|Lake Brownwood||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Brownwood is the Abilene Housing Authority.|
|Thunderbird Bay||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thunderbird Bay is the Abilene Housing Authority.|