Affordable Housing In Columbia County
8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Columbia County
Housing Authorities that serve Columbia County
|Columbia County Housing Authority||Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Columbia County, Florida
There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 654 affordable apartments for rent in Columbia County, Florida.
Income Based Apartments in Columbia County, Florida
Columbia County features 193 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 Columbia County, Florida
There are 461 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Columbia County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Columbia County, Florida
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Columbia County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Columbia County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Columbia County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $791 and $967.
2020 Columbia 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$651||$677||$879||$1,151||$1,191|
|Payment Standard Range||$586 to $716||$609 to $745||$791 to $967||$1,036 to $1,266||$1,072 to $1,310|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Columbia County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||8|
|Total Low Income Apartments||654|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||193|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||28.64%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.84|
|Average Household Size||2.66|
|Median Household Income||$41,926 ±$1,816|
|Median Rent||$780 ±$40|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||37.9% ± 4.45pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Columbia County is a county in Florida with a population of 67,806. There are 23,708 households in the county with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 28.64% of households in Columbia County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Columbia County
The median gross income for households in Columbia County is $41,926 a year, or $3,494 a month. The median rent for the county is $780 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Columbia County, a household making less than $2,600 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Columbia County.
Area Median Income In Columbia 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 Columbia County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,200
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 Columbia 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 Columbia County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$12,760||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,250||$32,500||$34,750||$37,000|
|50% of Median||$19,600||$22,400||$25,200||$28,000||$30,250||$32,500||$34,750||$37,000|
|80% of Median||$31,400||$35,850||$40,350||$44,800||$48,400||$52,000||$55,600||$59,150|