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Affordable Housing In Cedar Key
Levy County, Florida

Housing Authorities that serve Cedar Key

Housing Authority Programs
North Central Florida Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cedar Key, Florida

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Cedar Key, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Cedar Key, Florida

Cedar Key features 0 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 Cedar Key, Florida

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cedar Key.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cedar Key, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cedar Key landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Cedar Key.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cedar Key, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Cedar Key, 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
Cedar Key, Florida Fair Market Rent $553 $557 $734 $1,001 $1,149
Cedar Key, Florida Payment Standard Range $498 to $608 $501 to $613 $661 to $807 $901 to $1,101 $1,034 to $1,264

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cedar Key, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 1.89
Median Household Income $41,316 ±$6,586
Median Rent $677 ±$149
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.32% ± 25.83pp
Total Population 667

Population and Household Demographics

Cedar Key is a city in Levy County, Florida with a population of 667. There are 342 households in the city with an average household size of 1.89 persons. 31.29% of households in Cedar Key are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cedar Key

The median gross income for households in Cedar Key is $41,316 a year, or $3,443 a month. The median rent for the city is $677 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cedar Key, a household making less than $2,257 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Cedar Key.

Area Median Income In Cedar 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 Cedar Key, the AMI is calculated from all households within Levy County.

In Cedar Key, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,500

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 Cedar 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.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Cedar Key

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cedar Key AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,950 $32,150 $34,350 $36,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cedar Key AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,400 $22,200 $24,950 $27,700 $29,950 $32,150 $34,350 $36,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cedar Key AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,450 $39,900 $44,300 $47,850 $51,400 $54,950 $58,500