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Affordable Housing In Clearwater
Pinellas County, Florida

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clearwater

Tuscany

1200 S Missouri Ave
Clearwater, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Lady Mary

110 N Lady Mary Dr
Clearwater, Florida

Greenwood

1001 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Clearwater, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Rhd - Tuscany Apartments - 4927

1100 S Missouri Ave
Clearwater, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Sunset Pointe Apartments

1413 Sunset Point Rd
Clearwater, Florida
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Clearwater

Housing Authority Programs
Clearwater Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clearwater, Florida

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,375 affordable apartments for rent in Clearwater, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater features 731 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 Clearwater, Florida

There are 1,554 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clearwater.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clearwater, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clearwater landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Clearwater.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clearwater, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,085 and $1,327.

2020 Clearwater, 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
Fair Market Rent $935 $981 $1,206 $1,575 $1,925
Payment Standard Range $842 to $1,029 $883 to $1,079 $1,085 to $1,327 $1,418 to $1,733 $1,733 to $2,118

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Clearwater, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 2,375
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 731
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $44,198 ±$1,604
Median Rent $953 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.96% ± 2.86pp
Total Population 110,381

Population and Household Demographics

Clearwater is a city in Pinellas County, Florida with a population of 110,381. There are 46,234 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 41.67% of households in Clearwater are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clearwater

The median gross income for households in Clearwater is $44,198 a year, or $3,683 a month. The median rent for the city is $953 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clearwater, a household making less than $3,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Clearwater.

Area Median Income In Clearwater

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 Clearwater, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pinellas County.

In Clearwater, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,200

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 Clearwater

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 Clearwater

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,800 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,650 $28,150 $31,650 $35,150 $38,000 $40,800 $43,600 $46,400
80% of Median $39,400 $45,000 $50,650 $56,250 $60,750 $65,250 $69,750 $74,250