Affordable Housing In Bartow
Polk County, Florida

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bartow

Manor at West Bartow

850 N Gordon Ave
Bartow, Florida
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1-2 BR

Whispering Pines Apartments

4713 Richard Dr
Bartow, Florida

Summerlin Oaks

980 E Church St
Bartow, Florida

Taro Pakemi

3901 Mine Rd
Bartow, Florida

Meetinghouse at Bartow

1400 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Rd
Bartow, Florida

Carver Village

1060 S Woodlawn Ave
Bartow, Florida
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bartow, Florida

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Bartow, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Bartow Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bartow, Florida

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 788 affordable apartments for rent in Bartow, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Bartow, Florida

Bartow features 264 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 Bartow, Florida

There are 524 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bartow.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bartow, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bartow, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $950 and $1,162.

2022 Bartow, 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
Bartow, Florida Fair Market Rent $830 $836 $1,056 $1,418 $1,807
Bartow, Florida Payment Standard Range $747 to $913 $752 to $920 $950 to $1,162 $1,276 to $1,560 $1,626 to $1,988

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bartow, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 788
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 264
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.90
Average Household Size 2.92
Median Household Income $43,209 ±$5,182
Median Rent $785 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.88% ± 8.17pp
Total Population 18,094

Population and Household Demographics

Bartow is a city in Polk County, Florida with a population of 18,094. There are 5,931 households in the city with an average household size of 2.92 persons. 37.73% of households in Bartow are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bartow

The median gross income for households in Bartow is $43,209 a year, or $3,601 a month. The median rent for the city is $785 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bartow, a household making less than $2,617 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Bartow.

Area Median Income In Bartow

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 Bartow, the AMI is calculated from all households within Polk County.

In Bartow, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,100

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 Bartow

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 Bartow

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bartow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,950 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $38,300 $40,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bartow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,600 $24,700 $27,800 $30,850 $33,350 $35,800 $38,300 $40,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bartow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,550 $39,500 $44,450 $49,350 $53,300 $57,250 $61,200 $65,150