Affordable Housing In Destin
Okaloosa County, Florida

Guide To Affordable Housing in Destin, Florida

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

Income Based Apartments in Destin, Florida

Destin 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 Destin, Florida

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Destin, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Destin, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,055 and $1,289.

2022 Destin, 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
Destin, Florida Fair Market Rent $981 $987 $1,172 $1,542 $1,997
Destin, Florida Payment Standard Range $883 to $1,079 $888 to $1,086 $1,055 to $1,289 $1,388 to $1,696 $1,797 to $2,197

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Destin, 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 35.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $66,148 ±$4,424
Median Rent $1,301 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.15% ± 8.54pp
Total Population 13,055

Population and Household Demographics

Destin is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida with a population of 13,055. There are 5,702 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 35.36% of households in Destin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Destin

The median gross income for households in Destin is $66,148 a year, or $5,512 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,301 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Destin, a household making less than $4,337 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Destin.

Area Median Income In Destin

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 Destin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Okaloosa County.

In Destin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,600

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 Destin

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 Destin

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Destin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,550 $18,900 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Destin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,550 $31,450 $35,400 $39,300 $42,450 $45,600 $48,750 $51,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Destin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,050 $50,350 $56,650 $62,900 $67,950 $73,000 $78,000 $83,050