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Affordable Housing In Alachua County
Florida


Waiting List Openings In Alachua County

Waiting ListStatus
Gainesville Housing Authority Public Housing Open Now

45 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alachua County

Housing for the Handicapped Alachua Co II - 9th St

934 SW 9th St
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Majestic Oaks Apartments

5800 SW 20th Avenue
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized

Pine Meadows Apartments

7025 W University Ave
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized

Sherwood Oaks Apartments

13400 NW 140th Street
Alachua, Florida
Subsidized

New Horizons Properties III - Transitions

3800 SW 34th St
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Alternative Housing, Inc

1342 NW 45th Ave
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Gardenia Gardens Apartments

1727 NE 8th Ave
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized

Hampton Court

6415 NW 23rd Ter
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized

Carver Gardens

1101 SE 15th St
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized

Alachua Apartments

13605 NW County Road 235
Alachua, Florida
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

There are 45 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,056 affordable apartments for rent in Alachua County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Alachua County, Florida

Alachua County features 2,094 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.

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 $975 and $1,191.

2021 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
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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alachua County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 45
Total Low Income Apartments 4,056
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,094
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 $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 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 $14,700 $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

Cities In Alachua County

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