Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Washington County
Texas

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Belle Towers

696 North Market Street
Brenham, Texas
$342-810
1-2 BR

Northview Village Apartments

Northview Circle Drive
Brenham, Texas

Brenham Housing Complex

600 Pleasantview Ave
Brenham, Texas
Subsidized

Jefferson Square Apartments

801 W Jefferson St
Brenham, Texas
Subsidized

Bluffview Villas

2800 Highway 36 S
Brenham, Texas

Brenham Oaks

2575 Stringer St
Brenham, Texas

Northside Terrace

1801 Northview Circle Dr
Brenham, Texas
Subsidized

Sunnyside Terrace

700A E Blue Bell Rd
Brenham, Texas

Cityview Crestview

801 Glenn Dr
Brenham, Texas
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve Washington County

Housing Authority Programs
Brazos Valley Council of Governments Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Texas

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 809 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Texas

Washington County features 581 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 Washington County, Texas

There are 228 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washington County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Washington County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washington County, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $802 and $980.

2021 Washington County, 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 $718 $767 $891 $1,123 $1,428
Payment Standard Range $646 to $790 $690 to $844 $802 to $980 $1,011 to $1,235 $1,285 to $1,571

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 809
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 581
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $51,269 ±$4,039
Median Rent $776 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.79% ± 7.76pp
Total Population 34,236

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a county in Texas with a population of 34,236. There are 11,952 households in the county with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 26.2% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $51,269 a year, or $4,272 a month. The median rent for the county is $776 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $2,587 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.

Area Median Income In Washington County

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.

In Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,000

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 Washington County

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 Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,950 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,500 $38,350 $41,200 $44,050 $46,900
80% of Median $39,800 $45,450 $51,150 $56,800 $61,350 $65,900 $70,450 $75,000

Cities In Washington County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Brenham The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brenham are the Brenham Housing Authority and Brazos Valley Council of Governments.
Burton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burton is the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.