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Affordable Housing In Arcadia
DeSoto County, Florida

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Arcadia

Jacaranda Trail I

1650 SE Hargrave Street
Arcadia, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Oaks Trail

1300 Oak Street
Arcadia, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Mcpines Apartments

1514 E Cypress St
Arcadia, Florida

Desoto Landing

2019 SE Heron Cv
Arcadia, Florida

Wood Pk Point Apartments

600 W Gibson St
Arcadia, Florida

The Oaks

13 Booker T Washington Rd
Arcadia, Florida

The Palms

3 Harris Rd
Arcadia, Florida

Arcadia Oaks

302 N 10th Ave
Arcadia, Florida

Casa San Juan Bosco

2316 S.E. Hillsborough Avenue
Arcadia, Florida

Casa San Juan Bosco Phase II

2316 S.E. Hillsborough Ave.
Arcadia, Florida
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Housing Authorities that serve Arcadia

Housing Authority Programs
Arcadia Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Arcadia, Florida

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 811 affordable apartments for rent in Arcadia, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Arcadia, Florida

Arcadia features 226 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 Arcadia, Florida

There are 479 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Arcadia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Arcadia, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Arcadia landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Arcadia.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Arcadia, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $664 and $812.

2021 Arcadia, 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
Arcadia, Florida Fair Market Rent $622 $625 $738 $993 $1,106
Arcadia, Florida Payment Standard Range $560 to $684 $563 to $688 $664 to $812 $894 to $1,092 $995 to $1,217

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Arcadia, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 811
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 226
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.38%
Average Renter Household Size 3.19
Average Household Size 2.91
Median Household Income $27,260 ±$7,645
Median Rent $671 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.86% ± 13.9pp
Total Population 7,704

Population and Household Demographics

Arcadia is a city in DeSoto County, Florida with a population of 7,704. There are 2,527 households in the city with an average household size of 2.91 persons. 42.38% of households in Arcadia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Arcadia

The median gross income for households in Arcadia is $27,260 a year, or $2,272 a month. The median rent for the city is $671 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Arcadia, a household making less than $2,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Arcadia.

Area Median Income In Arcadia

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 Arcadia, the AMI is calculated from all households within DeSoto County.

In Arcadia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $43,200

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 Arcadia

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 Arcadia

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Arcadia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,950 $32,150 $34,350 $36,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Arcadia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,400 $22,200 $24,950 $27,700 $29,950 $32,150 $34,350 $36,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Arcadia AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,450 $39,900 $44,300 $47,850 $51,400 $54,950 $58,500