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Affordable Housing In Alachua
Alachua County, Florida

Waiting List Openings In Alachua

Waiting ListStatus
Gainesville Housing Authority Public Housing Open Now

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alachua

Alachua Villas

14000 NW 154th Ave
Alachua, Florida

Sherwood Oaks Apartments

13400 NW 140th Street
Alachua, Florida

Alachua Apartments

13605 NW County Road 235
Alachua, Florida
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Housing Authorities that serve Alachua

Housing Authority Programs
Alachua County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher
Gainesville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alachua, Florida

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 159 affordable apartments for rent in Alachua, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Alachua, Florida

Alachua features 124 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 Alachua, Florida

There are 35 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alachua.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alachua, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alachua, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $975 and $1,191.

2021 Alachua, Florida 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 $805 $897 $1,083 $1,415 $1,469
Payment Standard Range $725 to $886 $807 to $987 $975 to $1,191 $1,274 to $1,557 $1,322 to $1,616

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Alachua, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 159
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 124
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $54,048 ±$8,146
Median Rent $920 ±$76
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.2% ± 15.95pp
Total Population 9,435

Population and Household Demographics

Alachua is a city in Alachua County, Florida with a population of 9,435. There are 4,012 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 28.07% of households in Alachua are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alachua

The median gross income for households in Alachua is $54,048 a year, or $4,504 a month. The median rent for the city is $920 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alachua, a household making less than $3,067 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Alachua.

Area Median Income In Alachua

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 Alachua, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alachua County.

In Alachua, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,800

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 Alachua

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 Alachua

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,450 $27,950 $31,450 $34,900 $37,700 $40,500 $43,300 $46,100
80% of Median $39,100 $44,700 $50,300 $55,850 $60,350 $64,800 $69,300 $73,750