Affordable Housing In Baker County
29 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baker County
Housing Authorities that serve Baker County
|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|
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
|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 Baker 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 Baker 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 Baker County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Baker County
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|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.|