Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Brownsville, TX (2024)

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Discover affordable housing in Brownsville where there are 33+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Citrus Gardens

2100 Grapefruit Street, Brownsville, Texas 78521



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Bowie Garden Apartments

4650 Bowie Road, Brownsville, Texas 78521



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Cunningham Manor Apts.

2835 Rockwell Dr., Brownsville, Texas 78521



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Candlewick Townhomes

1155 Paredes Line Rd, Brownsville, Texas 78521


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Rosemont of Eldorado

185 Robindale Rd, Brownsville, Texas 78521

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Casitas Lantana

3954 Dana Ave, Brownsville, Texas 78526



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Catalon at Paseo de la Resaca

4365 Paredes Lines Road, Brownsville, Texas 78526


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The Huntington at Paseo De La Resaca

4375 Paredes Line Road , Brownsville, Texas 78526


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Retama Park

151 Clara Bennett, Brownsville, Texas 78575


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Los Ebanos Apartments

2133 Barnard Rd, Brownsville, Texas 78520

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Lindale Village Apartments

24 Lindale Dr, Brownsville, Texas 78521


Tropical Gardens at Boca Chica

250 Ash St, Brownsville, Texas 78521





Rancho Del Cielo, Phase II

3375 McAllen Rd, Brownsville, Texas 78520

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Valley Resaca Palms Apartments

2800 FM 802, Brownsville, Texas 78526

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Paseo Plaza Apartments

2701 Paredes Line Rd, Brownsville, Texas 78526

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Price Lofts

54 S. Price Rd., Brownsville, Texas 78521


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Brownsville Lofts

1860 Central Blvd., Brownsville, Texas 78520


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Sundance Meadows

865 Tonys Rd, Brownsville, Texas 78526


La Villita Apartments Phase II

529 Old Port Isabel Rd, Brownsville, Texas 78521

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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Brownsville, Texas

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.


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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.


Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.

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Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you


Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.

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Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.


Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.


Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.

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Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
Cameron County, Texas Section 8 HCV

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The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment InBrownsville, Texas



(+152%) more thanTexas minimum wage and


(+152%) more than the Federal minimum wage.

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What HUD offices serve Brownsville, Texas?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs atlocal levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within theirjurisdiction.

Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs for Brownsville, Texas.

Cameron County Housing Authority

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moderate Rehabilitation programs for Brownsville, Texas.

Go to theTexasPublic Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Brownsville.

How many renters live in Brownsville, Texas?

The City of Brownsville haspeople living in households.

There are renters living inrenter households in thisCity. Renters make up 39.17percent of the population living in Brownsville.

What is the rental market like in Brownsville, Texas?

There are an estimated housing units in theBrownsville area. Of these, units are rentalhomes, making up percent of the housing market. Forevery renter household in Brownsville, Texas, there are1.04 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Brownsville?

The rental vacancy rate in Brownsville is 3 percent.This is alower than averagevacancy rate.When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as morepeoplecompete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Brownsville for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Brownsville
StudioOne-BedroomTwo-BedroomThree-BedroomFour+ Bedrooms

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Brownsville

A large number of apartments in Brownsville have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and youngprofessionalsespecially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Brownsville

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - rangesfrom $660 to $1,374. FMRs areupdated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size2024 Fair Market Rents
One BR$761
Two BR$965
Three BR$1,270
Four BR$1,374

2024 Fair Market Rents in Brownsville, Texas

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Brownsville?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s FairMarket Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find aqualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shortersearch times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit SizeCount of Units Below FMRPercentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio33226 percent
One BR2,89163 percent
Two BR5,42863 percent

Rental Units Below FMR in Brownsville, Texas

How many affordable rental units are in Brownsville?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households inBrownsville, Texas including the following:

Federal ProgramUnit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Brownsville, Texas

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Brownsville, Texas

Brownsville features 1,572 income based apartments.Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent andutilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Brownsville, Texas

There are 2,093 rent subsidized apartments that do notprovide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brownsville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brownsville, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brownsville landlords$400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holdercontributes $300 towards rent inBrownsville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brownsville, Texas fora two-bedroom apartment is between $869 and $1,062.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.comresearch.

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