Affordable Housing In Broward County
111 Low Income Apartment Communities In Broward County
Housing Authorities that serve Broward County
|Broward County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)|
|Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Broward County, Florida
There are 111 low income housing apartment communities offering 15,585 affordable apartments for rent in Broward County, Florida.
Income Based Apartments in Broward County, Florida
Broward County features 4,247 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 Broward County, Florida
There are 10,724 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Broward County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Broward County, Florida
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Broward County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Broward County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Broward County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,359 and $1,661.
2021 Broward 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|
|Broward County, Florida Fair Market Rent||$1,059||$1,198||$1,510||$2,161||$2,614|
|Broward County, Florida Payment Standard Range||$953 to $1,165||$1,078 to $1,318||$1,359 to $1,661||$1,945 to $2,377||$2,353 to $2,875|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Broward County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||111|
|Total Low Income Apartments||15,585|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||4,247|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||36.49%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.71|
|Average Household Size||2.73|
|Median Household Income||$51,968 ±$429|
|Median Rent||$1,191 ±$8|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||57.8% ± 1.05pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Broward County is a county in Florida with a population of 1,843,152. There are 670,284 households in the county with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 36.49% of households in Broward County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Broward County
The median gross income for households in Broward County is $51,968 a year, or $4,331 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,191 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Broward County, a household making less than $3,970 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Broward County.
Area Median Income In Broward 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 Broward County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,400
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 Broward 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 Broward County
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Broward 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 Broward 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 Broward County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Broward County
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