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Affordable Housing In Baker County
Florida

29 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baker County

Bethany Court Apartments

501 Bethany Ct
Fort Pierce, Florida
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Live Oak Villas I & II

919 S 25th St
Fort Pierce, Florida
Income Based
1-4 BR

Garden Terrace

2902 Avenue E
Fort Pierce, Florida
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Park Terrace

601 Avenue B
Fort Pierce, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Belmount at St. Lucie West

Building 15 Unit 201, 128 SW Peacock Blvd
Port St Lucie, Florida
Call For Rent
3 BR

Baker Manor

680 S 6th St
Macclenny, Florida
Subsidized

The Oaks Apartments

30 Desoto Pl
Saint Augustine, Florida
Subsidized

Orangewood Village Apartments

705 South 29th Street
Fort Pierce, Florida
Subsidized

Pine Creek Village Apartments

1112 N 29th Street
Fort Pierce, Florida
Subsidized

Villa Seton

3300 SW Chartwell St
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Baker County

Housing Authority Programs
Baker County Housing Assistance Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Baker County, Florida

There are 29 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,873 affordable apartments for rent in Baker County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Baker County, Florida

Baker County features 1,355 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 Baker County, Florida

There are 2,518 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baker County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baker County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Baker County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Baker County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baker County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $711 and $869.

2021 Baker 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
Baker County, Florida Fair Market Rent $530 $599 $790 $1,021 $1,315
Baker County, Florida Payment Standard Range $477 to $583 $539 to $659 $711 to $869 $919 to $1,123 $1,184 to $1,447

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Baker County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 29
Total Low Income Apartments 3,873
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,355
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.93%
Average Renter Household Size 2.98
Average Household Size 3.00
Median Household Income $47,121 ±$4,778
Median Rent $691 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.41% ± 9.1pp
Total Population 27,135

Population and Household Demographics

Baker County is a county in Florida with a population of 27,135. There are 8,205 households in the county with an average household size of 3.00 persons. 21.93% of households in Baker County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baker County

The median gross income for households in Baker County is $47,121 a year, or $3,927 a month. The median rent for the county is $691 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baker County, a household making less than $2,303 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Baker County.

Area Median Income In Baker 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 Baker County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,700

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 Baker 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 Baker County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Baker County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,500 $17,700 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Baker County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,800 $29,500 $33,200 $36,850 $39,800 $42,750 $45,700 $48,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Baker County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,300 $47,200 $53,100 $58,950 $63,700 $68,400 $73,100 $77,850

Cities In Baker County

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City Served By
Fort Pierce The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Pierce are the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce and Baker County Housing Assistance Program.
Glen St. Mary The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen St. Mary is the Baker County Housing Assistance Program.
Hastings The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hastings is the Baker County Housing Assistance Program.
Macclenny The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Macclenny are the Macclenny Housing Authority and Baker County Housing Assistance Program.
Port Saint Lucie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Saint Lucie is the Baker County Housing Assistance Program.
Port St Lucie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port St Lucie is the Baker County Housing Assistance Program.