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Affordable Housing In Brownfield
Terry County, Texas

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brownfield

Brownfield Seniors

1201 Tahoka Hwy
Brownfield, Texas

104 E Hill St

104 E Hill St
Brownfield, Texas

Brownfield Housing

303 E Stewart St
Brownfield, Texas

Cedar Street Apartments

521 N Cedar St
Brownfield, Texas
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Brownfield

Housing Authority Programs
South Plains Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brownfield, Texas

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 214 affordable apartments for rent in Brownfield, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Brownfield, Texas

Brownfield features 118 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 Brownfield, Texas

There are 96 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brownfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brownfield, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brownfield landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Brownfield.

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

2020 Brownfield, 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 $542 $714 $964 $967
Payment Standard Range $476 to $582 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $868 to $1,060 $870 to $1,064

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brownfield, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 214
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 118
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.9%
Average Renter Household Size 3.00
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $36,051 ±$2,613
Median Rent $721 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.39% ± 15.04pp
Total Population 9,688

Population and Household Demographics

Brownfield is a city in Terry County, Texas with a population of 9,688. There are 3,036 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 27.9% of households in Brownfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brownfield

The median gross income for households in Brownfield is $36,051 a year, or $3,004 a month. The median rent for the city is $721 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brownfield, a household making less than $2,403 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Brownfield.

Area Median Income In Brownfield

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Brownfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Terry County.

In Brownfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,200

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 Brownfield

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 Brownfield

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