Affordable Housing In Alachua County
Florida

51 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alachua County

Horizon Sunset

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

Grove at Sweetwater Preserve

225 SE 19th Place
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

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+

Horizon Sunset

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

Carver Gardens

1101 SE 15th St
Gainesville, Florida
1 BR
Subsidized

Verdant Cove

4260 SE 10th Pl
Gainesville, Florida
1 BR

Pine Meadows Apartments

2626 E. University Ave
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Lake Terrace

26th Terrace
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Woodland Park Apartments

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Alachua County, Florida

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

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Alachua County, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Alachua County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alachua County, Florida

There are 51 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,508 affordable apartments for rent in Alachua County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Alachua County, Florida

Alachua County features 2,444 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 2,028 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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alachua County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $934 and $1,142.

2022 Alachua County, 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
Alachua County, Florida Fair Market Rent $784 $864 $1,038 $1,369 $1,408
Alachua County, Florida Payment Standard Range $706 to $862 $778 to $950 $934 to $1,142 $1,232 to $1,506 $1,267 to $1,549

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alachua County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 51
Total Low Income Apartments 4,508
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,444
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.

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 $85,600

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Alachua County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,200 $19,650 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Alachua County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Alachua County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,500 $70,750 $76,000 $81,250 $86,500

Cities In Alachua County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

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