Affordable Housing In Alachua County
Florida


Waiting List Openings In Alachua County

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42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alachua County

Sunset Apartments

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

Horizon House

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

Washington Square Apartments

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

The 400 Apartments

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

Woodland Park Apartments

1900 SE 4th St
Gainesville, FL
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Pine Grove

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

New Horizons Properties II - Sunset and Satellite

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

New Horizons Properties I - Joyce Apartments

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

Alachua Villas

14000 NW 154th Ave
Alachua, FL
HCV Welcome

Housing for the Handicapped Alachua Co I - 6th St

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

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

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,963 affordable apartments for rent in Alachua County, Florida. Alachua County features 2,001 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,962 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alachua County.

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 Alachua County 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Alachua County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2011, 14 low income apartment communities containing 1,490 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Alachua County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Alachua County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,900 $28,450 $32,000 $35,550 $38,400 $41,250 $44,100 $46,950
60% of Median $29,880 $34,140 $38,400 $42,660 $46,080 $49,500 $52,920 $56,340

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Alachua County is $38,400 a year, or $3,200 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,200 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $960 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $623 $667 $800 $924 $1,031 $1,138
60% $747 $800 $960 $1,109 $1,238 $1,366
Fair Market Rents in Alachua County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$721 $795 $971 $1,267 $1,315

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.