Affordable Housing In Brevard County
Florida

Waiting List Openings In Brevard County

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45 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brevard County

Pineda Village

1227 C St
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
3-5 BR

Clear Pond Estates

811 Crestview Dr
Cocoa, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Trinity Towers East

700 E Strawbridge Ave
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Trinity Towers West

650 E Strawbridge Ave
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized

Promise in Brevard

4085 NORFOLK PKWY
West Melbourne, Florida
Accessible

Shull Manor Apartments

713 E University Blvd
Melbourne, Florida
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Arch Creek Run

173 Rachel St
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized

Ascension Manor

2960 Pineapple Ave
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Southlake Towers

5501 Pinewood Dr NE
Palm Bay, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Abilities at San Juan II

100 San Juan Cir
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Brevard County, 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 Brevard County, Florida

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brevard County, Florida

There are 45 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,426 affordable apartments for rent in Brevard County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Brevard County, Florida

Brevard County features 2,791 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 Brevard County, Florida

There are 2,635 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brevard County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brevard County, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brevard County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,076 and $1,316.

2022 Brevard 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
Brevard County, Florida Fair Market Rent $815 $984 $1,196 $1,596 $1,921
Brevard County, Florida Payment Standard Range $734 to $897 $886 to $1,082 $1,076 to $1,316 $1,436 to $1,756 $1,729 to $2,113

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Brevard County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 45
Total Low Income Apartments 5,426
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,791
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.34%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $48,925 ±$739
Median Rent $909 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.78% ± 1.67pp
Total Population 553,591

Population and Household Demographics

Brevard County is a county in Florida with a population of 553,591. There are 222,791 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 28.34% of households in Brevard County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brevard County

The median gross income for households in Brevard County is $48,925 a year, or $4,077 a month. The median rent for the county is $909 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brevard County, a household making less than $3,030 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Brevard County.

Area Median Income In Brevard 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 Brevard County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,900

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 Brevard 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 Brevard County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Brevard County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,300 $17,450 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Brevard County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Brevard County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,700 $46,500 $52,300 $58,100 $62,750 $67,400 $72,050 $76,700

Cities In Brevard County

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City Served By
Cape Canaveral The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cape Canaveral is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Cocoa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cocoa are the Cocoa Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Cocoa Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cocoa Beach is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Cocoa West The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cocoa West is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Grant Valkaria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grant Valkaria is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Grant-Valkaria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grant-Valkaria is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Indialantic The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indialantic is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Indian Harbour Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Harbour Beach is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
June Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves June Park is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Malabar The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Malabar is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Melbourne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melbourne is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Melbourne Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melbourne Beach is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Melbourne Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melbourne Village is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Merritt Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merritt Island is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Micco The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Micco is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Mims The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mims is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Palm Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Bay is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Palm Shores The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Shores is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Patrick AFB The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Patrick AFB is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Port St. John The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port St. John is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Rockledge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockledge is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Satellite Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Satellite Beach is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Sharpes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharpes is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
South Patrick Shores The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Patrick Shores is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Titusville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Titusville are the Housing Authority of Brevard County and Housing Authority of the City of Titusville.
Viera East The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Viera East is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
Viera West The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Viera West is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.
West Melbourne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Melbourne is the Housing Authority of Brevard County.