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The City of College Station Community Development Unit administers a Tenant Based Rental Assistance program that offers security deposit assistance to eligible individuals and families. The Security Deposit Program will assist low-income individuals and families to secure, decent and safe and sanitary housing in one of two ways: 1) an affordable housing provider in College Station, or 2) in conjunction with the BVCOG Housing Choice Voucher Program. The program will help reduce homelessness in College Station by providing the security deposit that will enable individuals and families to lease an affordable rental unit.

Eligible Applicants

  1. Applicants must meet the HUD Income Guidelines (60% AMI) and provide documentation to verify all household income.
  2. Applicant must provide a government photo identification card.
  3. Applicant must provide copies of Social Security cards for all household members.
  4. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  5. Applicant must be approved as a tenant, assigned an apartment and provided with a move-in date.
  6. Applicants cannot have previously received security deposit assistance through this program.

For more information, please contact:

City of College Station
Community Services Department
1101 Texas Ave.
College Station, TX 77840

The following apartment complexes were developed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) in partnership with the City of College Station, The State of Texas, and private developers. All have affordable rents (specified by HUD guidelines) and are available to rent through the TBRA Program:

Haven: In 2000 Twin City Mission built and currently manages the Haven, a 24-unit transitional housing community serving those transitioning out of homelessness.

Heritage at Dartmouth: This community is a 96-unit affordable housing property designed to assist the elderly and people with special needs.

Santour Court: Located in a neighborhood in southern College Station, a local, private developer partnered with the City of College Station in 2008 to build rental single-family homes for large families.

Additionally, BVCAP maintains a portfolio of affordable duplex rental units in College Station which are eligible for TBRA security deposit assistance.

Other LIHTC apartment complexes in College Station (but not currently participating in the TBRA Program) are:

Terrace Pines Apartment Homes: Completed in 2006, Terrace Pines is a 100-unit elderly apartment community. With financial support from the City of College Station, Terrace Pines was built by a Texas based company with strong ties to the Central Texas area.

Villas of Rock Prairie: Assisting in the special needs of the elderly, Villas of Rock Prairie is a 132-unit senior housing community in southern College Station.

For families and individuals participating in the BVCOG Housing Choice Voucher Program, TBRA assistance is available to those who choose to live within the city limits of College Station. Click here for more information about the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

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