Affordable Housing In Sweeny
Brazoria County, Texas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sweeny

Mckinney Manor Apartments

506 N McKinney St
Sweeny, Texas
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Sweeny Manor Apartments

902 Texas Ave
Sweeny, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Sweeny

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sweeny, Texas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 80 affordable apartments for rent in Sweeny, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Sweeny, Texas

Sweeny features 80 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 Sweeny, Texas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sweeny.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sweeny, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sweeny landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sweeny.

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

2020 Sweeny, 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.

Sweeny, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 80
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.95
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $46,989 ±$10,536
Median Rent $690 ±$221
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.15% ± 22.73pp
Total Population 3,738

Population and Household Demographics

Sweeny is a City in Brazoria County, Texas with a population of 3,738. There are 1,362 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 40.09% of households in Sweeny are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sweeny

The median gross income for households in Sweeny is $46,989 a year, or $3,916 a month. The median rent for the city is $690 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sweeny, a household making less than $2,300 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Sweeny.1

Area Median Income In Sweeny

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

In Sweeny, 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 Sweeny

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 Sweeny

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