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Affordable Housing In Brownwood
Brown County, Texas

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brownwood

Brownwood Apartments I

322 Bluffview Dr
Brownwood, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Brownwood Apartments II

320 Bluffview Dr
Brownwood, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Brownwood Retirement Village

318 Bluffview Dr
Brownwood, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Brownwood Manor

300 Center Ave
Brownwood, Texas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Market Place Apartments

340 Market Place Blvd
Brownwood, Texas

Sunset Terrace

1500 Dublin St
Brownwood, Texas

Vicksburg Retirement Community

3020 4th St
Brownwood, Texas

Wildwood Trails Apartments

1500 Davis Ln
Brownwood, Texas

Oakwood Apartments

3501 Rhodes Rd
Brownwood, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Brownwood

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Brownwood Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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 Brownwood, Texas

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 756 affordable apartments for rent in Brownwood, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Brownwood, Texas

Brownwood features 335 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 Brownwood, Texas

There are 421 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brownwood.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brownwood, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brownwood landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Brownwood.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brownwood, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $656 and $802.

2020 Brownwood, 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 research.

Brownwood, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 756
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 335
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.73
Median Household Income $36,644 ±$3,024
Median Rent $673 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.05% ± 8.21pp
Total Population 19,021

Population and Household Demographics

Brownwood is a city in Brown County, Texas with a population of 19,021. There are 6,502 households in the city with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 43.45% of households in Brownwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brownwood

The median gross income for households in Brownwood is $36,644 a year, or $3,054 a month. The median rent for the city is $673 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brownwood, a household making less than $2,243 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Brownwood.

Area Median Income In Brownwood

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 Brownwood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Brown County.

In Brownwood, 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 Brownwood

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 Brownwood

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