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Affordable Housing In Alachua County
Florida

42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alachua County

Sunset Apartments

1515 NW 10th St
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Horizon House

1515 NW 10th St
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Washington Square Apartments

6010 SE 211th Street
Hawthorne, Florida
$790-910
1-3 BR

The 400 Apartments

400 NW 1st Avenue
Gainesville, Florida
$894-920
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Woodland Park Apartments

1900 Southeast 4 Street
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Pine Grove

1901 NE 2nd St
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Horizons Properties II - Sunset and Satellite

3440 SW 28th Ter
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Horizons Properties I - Joyce Apartments

3010 SW 35th Pl
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Alachua Villas

14000 NW 154th Ave
Alachua, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Housing for the Handicapped Alachua Co I - 6th St

3781 NW 6th St
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Alachua County

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 County, Florida

There are 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,963 affordable apartments for rent in Alachua County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Alachua County, Florida

Alachua County features 2,001 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 County, Florida

There are 1,962 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alachua County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alachua County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alachua County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Alachua County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alachua County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 42
Total Low Income Apartments 3,963
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,001
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.8%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $43,073 ±$1,713
Median Rent $871 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.09% ± 2.28pp
Total Population 254,218

Population and Household Demographics

Alachua County is a County in Florida with a population of 254,218. There are 96,703 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 46.8% of households in Alachua County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alachua County

The median gross income for households in Alachua County is $43,073 a year, or $3,589 a month. The median rent for the county is $871 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alachua County, a household making less than $2,903 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Alachua County.1

Area Median Income In Alachua 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 Alachua County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,100

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 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 Alachua County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,950 $17,100 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,900 $28,450 $32,000 $35,550 $38,400 $41,250 $44,100 $46,950
80% of Median $39,850 $45,550 $51,250 $56,900 $61,500 $66,050 $70,600 $75,150

Cities In Alachua County

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City Listings Served By
Gainesville 34 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gainesville are the Alachua County Housing Authority and Gainesville Housing Authority.
Alachua 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alachua are the Alachua County Housing Authority and Gainesville Housing Authority.
Hawthorne 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hawthorne are the Alachua County Housing Authority and Gainesville Housing Authority.
Newberry 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newberry are the Alachua County Housing Authority and Gainesville Housing Authority.
Archer 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Archer are the Alachua County Housing Authority and Gainesville Housing Authority.
Waldo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waldo are the Alachua County Housing Authority and Gainesville Housing Authority.
High Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves High Springs is the Gainesville Housing Authority.
La Crosse 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Crosse is the Gainesville Housing Authority.
Micanopy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Micanopy is the Gainesville Housing Authority.