Affordable Housing In Freeport
Brazoria County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Freeport

Villa Brazos Apartments

850 N Ave J
Freeport, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Freeport Oaks Apartments

1702 Skinner St
Freeport, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Casa Quintana

905 N Avenue J
Freeport, Texas
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Freeport

Housing Authority Programs
Brazoria County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Freeport, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 354 affordable apartments for rent in Freeport, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Freeport, Texas

Freeport features 156 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 Freeport, Texas

There are 198 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Freeport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Freeport, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Freeport landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Freeport.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Freeport, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $959 and $1,172.

2020 Freeport, 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 $716 $925 $1,065 $1,433 $1,870
Payment Standard Range $644 to $788 $833 to $1,018 $959 to $1,172 $1,290 to $1,576 $1,683 to $2,057

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Freeport, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 354
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 156
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.93
Median Household Income $32,060 ±$7,253
Median Rent $613 ±$77
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.37% ± 10.3pp
Total Population 12,118

Population and Household Demographics

Freeport is a City in Brazoria County, Texas with a population of 12,118. There are 4,097 households in the city with an average household size of 2.93 persons. 46.42% of households in Freeport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Freeport

The median gross income for households in Freeport is $32,060 a year, or $2,672 a month. The median rent for the city is $613 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Freeport, a household making less than $2,043 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Freeport.1

Area Median Income In Freeport

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 Freeport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Brazoria County.

In Freeport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,200

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 Freeport

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 Freeport

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $30,550 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $33,000 $37,700 $42,400 $47,100 $50,900 $54,650 $58,450 $62,200
80% of Median $52,750 $60,300 $67,850 $75,350 $81,400 $87,450 $93,450 $99,500