Affordable Housing In Alachua County
51 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alachua County
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
|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|
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
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|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.
|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.
|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.
Cities In Alachua County
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|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.|