Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Chiefland
Levy County, Florida

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chiefland

Sunset Villas Apartments

124 14th Ave SW
Chiefland, Florida
$715-745
1-2 BR

Prairie Oaks Apartments

1050 SW 1st Dr
Chiefland, Florida
Subsidized

Manatee Springs

500 W Park Ave
Chiefland, Florida

Pepper Ridge One

1100 Ne 3rd St #23
Chiefland, Florida
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve Chiefland

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chiefland, Florida

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 148 affordable apartments for rent in Chiefland, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Chiefland, Florida

Chiefland features 76 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 Chiefland, Florida

There are 72 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chiefland.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chiefland, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chiefland landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Chiefland.

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

2021 Chiefland, 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
Chiefland, Florida Fair Market Rent $553 $557 $734 $1,001 $1,149
Chiefland, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Chiefland, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 148
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 76
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 63.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $21,404 ±$2,920
Median Rent $616 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.61% ± 12.87pp
Total Population 2,234

Population and Household Demographics

Chiefland is a city in Levy County, Florida with a population of 2,234. There are 911 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 63.23% of households in Chiefland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chiefland

The median gross income for households in Chiefland is $21,404 a year, or $1,784 a month. The median rent for the city is $616 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chiefland, a household making less than $2,053 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Chiefland.

Area Median Income In Chiefland

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 Chiefland, the AMI is calculated from all households within Levy County.

In Chiefland, 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 Chiefland

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 Chiefland

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Chiefland 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 Chiefland 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 Chiefland 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