Affordable Housing In Brownwood
Brown County, Texas

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brownwood

Brownwood Apartments

322 Bluffview Drive
Brownwood, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Brownwood Apartments II

320 Bluffview Drive
Brownwood, TX
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Brownwood Retirement Village

318 Bluffview Drive
Brownwood, TX
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Brownwood Manor

300 Center Ave
Brownwood, TX
Elderly Supportive Housing

Brownwood Retirement Village

318 Bluffview Dr
Brownwood, TX
HCV Welcome

The Brownwood Apartments

320 Bluffview Dr
Brownwood, TX
HCV Welcome

Market Place Apartments

340 Market Place Blvd
Brownwood, TX
HCV Welcome

Sunset Terrace

1500 Dublin St
Brownwood, TX

Vicksburg Retirement Community

3020 4th St
Brownwood, TX
HCV Welcome

Wildwood Trails Apartments

1500 Davis Ln
Brownwood, TX
HCV Welcome

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 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 904 affordable apartments for rent in Brownwood, Texas. Brownwood features 335 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 569 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brownwood.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brownwood, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 904
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.1

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 $57,000

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 Brownwood 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 $12,490 $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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Brownwood

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2007, 5 low income apartment communities containing 424 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Brownwood by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Brownwood

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 Brownwood 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 Brownwood

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$500 $594 $729 $1,052 $1,132