Affordable Housing In Duval County

134 Low Income Apartment Communities In Duval County

The Oaks at St Johns

210 Nettle Ln
Jacksonville Beach, FL
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Deer Meadow

8859 Old Kings Rd S
Jacksonville, FL
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Baldwin Groves Apartments

510 Duval Circle
Baldwin, FL
1-2 BR

Normandy Apartments

8441 Helen Ter
Jacksonville, FL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Moncrief Village

1650 Moncrief Vlg N
Jacksonville, FL
Income Based
1-2 BR

Lofts at LaVilla

Lofts at LaVilla 995 Water Street
Jacksonvill, FL
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Lofts at Jefferson Station

799 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Lenox Court

5710 Lenox Avenue
Jacksonville, FL
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Eureka Gardens Apartments

1214 Labelle St
Jacksonville, FL
Income Based
1-3 BR

Christine Cove

3730 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 134 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 20,006 affordable apartments for rent in Duval County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 11,112 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Duval County, HUD housing programs support 6,795 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 8,894 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Duval County

Housing Authority Programs
Jacksonville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Public Housing Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Duval County, Florida

Duval County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 134
Total Low Income Apartments 20,006
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 11,112
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.8%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Total Population 890,673
Housing Units 337,900
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $47,690 ±$759
Median Rent $943 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.04% ± 1.35pp

Population and Household Demographics

Duval County is a County in Florida with a population of 890,673. There are 337,900 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 40.8% of households in Duval County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Duval County

The median gross income for households in Duval County is $47,690 a year, or $3,974 a month. The median rent for the county is $943 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Duval County, a household making less than $3,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Duval County.1

Area Median Income In Duval 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 Duval County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,500

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 Duval 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 Duval County HUD Rental Assistance in Duval County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,450 $17,650 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,750 $29,400 $33,100 $36,750 $39,700 $42,650 $45,600 $48,550
80% of Median $41,200 $47,050 $52,950 $58,800 $63,550 $68,250 $72,950 $77,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Duval County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2011, 46 low income apartment communities containing 9,861 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Duval County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Duval County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,750 $29,400 $33,100 $36,750 $39,700 $42,650 $45,600 $48,550
60% of Median $30,900 $35,280 $39,720 $44,100 $47,640 $51,180 $54,720 $58,260

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Duval County is $39,720 a year, or $3,310 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,310 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $993 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $644 $689 $828 $956 $1,066 $1,177
60% $773 $827 $993 $1,147 $1,280 $1,412
Fair Market Rents in Duval County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$632 $798 $973 $1,280 $1,647

Cities In Duval County

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City Listings Served By
Jacksonville 126 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jacksonville is the Jacksonville Housing Authority.
Baldwin 2
Jacksonville Beach 4
Atlantic Beach 1
Jacksonvill 2
Neptune Beach 0