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Affordable Housing In Big Pine Key
Monroe County,Florida

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There are 1 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 14 affordable apartments for rent in Big Pine Key, Florida. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 0 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Big Pine Key. There are 14 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Big Pine Key is the Monroe County Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Big Pine Key

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RR 1 Box 591
Big Pine Key, Florida
Atlantic Pines Apartments is a 14 unit low income housing apartment community in Big Pine Key.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Big Pine Key.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Big Pine Key

The Monroe County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Key West, Florida.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Big Pine Key, Florida

Big Pine Key, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties1
Total Low Income Apartments14
Total Rent Assisted Apartments0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters25.08%
Average Renter Household Size2.65
Total Population4,716
Housing Units1,922
Average Household Size2.41
Median Household Income$59,821 ±$12,140
Median Rent$1,293 ±$160
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened32.16% ± 13.42pp

Population and Household Demographics

Big Pine Key is a City in Monroe County, Florida with a population of 4,716. There are 1,922 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 25.08% of households in Big Pine Key are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Big Pine Key

The median gross income for households in Big Pine Key is $59,821 a year, or $4,985 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,293 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Big Pine Key, a household making less than $4,310 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.32.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Big Pine Key.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 13.42 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Big Pine Key

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 Big Pine Key, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monroe County.

In Big Pine Key, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,700

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 Big Pine Key

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.

Big Pine Key HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Big Pine Key

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1993 to 1993, 1 low income apartment communities containing 13 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Big Pine Key by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Big Pine Key by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Big Pine Key Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Big Pine Key is $49,680 a year, or $4,140 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,140 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,242 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMIStudio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed5 Bed
Fair Market Rents in Big Pine Key

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2018 Fair Market Rents
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