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Affordable Housing In Alafaya
Orange County, Florida

Housing Authorities that serve Alafaya

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing and Community Development Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alafaya, Florida

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Alafaya, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Alafaya, Florida

Alafaya features 0 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 Alafaya, Florida

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Alafaya.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Alafaya, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Alafaya landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Alafaya.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Alafaya, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,123 and $1,373.

2020 Alafaya, 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 $989 $1,064 $1,248 $1,636 $1,956
Payment Standard Range $890 to $1,088 $958 to $1,170 $1,123 to $1,373 $1,472 to $1,800 $1,760 to $2,152

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Alafaya, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.87
Average Household Size 3.01
Median Household Income $63,449 ±$2,270
Median Rent $1,232 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.46% ± 7.21pp
Total Population 85,167

Population and Household Demographics

Alafaya is a city in Orange County, Florida with a population of 85,167. There are 28,286 households in the city with an average household size of 3.01 persons. 37.47% of households in Alafaya are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alafaya

The median gross income for households in Alafaya is $63,449 a year, or $5,287 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,232 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alafaya, a household making less than $4,107 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Alafaya.

Area Median Income In Alafaya

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Alafaya, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Alafaya, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,100

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 Alafaya

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 Alafaya

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,100 $32,750 $36,350 $39,300 $42,200 $45,100 $48,000
80% of Median $40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800