Affordable Housing In Escambia County
Florida

55 Low Income Apartment Communities In Escambia County

Lucas Creek

7815 Lilac Ln
Pensacola, FL
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Alabaster Gardens

929 Massachusetts Avenue
Pensacola, FL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Sugar Hill Apartments

10155 Guidy Lane
Pensacola, FL
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Hernandez House

1221 W Hernandez St
Pensacola, FL
62+
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lakeview Place

1435 W Jordan St
Pensacola, FL
62+
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lakeview Villa

1620 W Hernandez St
Pensacola, FL
62+
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

College Trace Apartments

813 Bloodworth Ln
Pensacola, FL
Subsidized

Harbour Place Apartments

9742 Harbour Pl
Pensacola, FL
Subsidized

Oakwood Village Apartments

9640 Shady Ln
Century, FL
Subsidized

Pines at Warrington

4101 W Navy Blvd
Pensacola, FL
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Escambia County

Housing Authority Programs
City of Pensacola Division of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Escambia County

Housing Authority Programs
Area Housing Commission Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Escambia County, Florida

There are 55 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,110 affordable apartments for rent in Escambia County, Florida. Escambia County features 2,645 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,465 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Escambia County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Escambia County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 55
Total Low Income Apartments 4,110
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,645
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $45,390 ±$686
Median Rent $892 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.63% ± 2.22pp
Total Population 306,327

Population and Household Demographics

Escambia County is a County in Florida with a population of 306,327. There are 113,660 households in the county with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 38.7% of households in Escambia County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Escambia County

The median gross income for households in Escambia County is $45,390 a year, or $3,783 a month. The median rent for the county is $892 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Escambia County, a household making less than $2,973 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Escambia County.1

Area Median Income In Escambia 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 Escambia County, 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 Escambia 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 Escambia County HUD Rental Assistance in Escambia County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
80% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Escambia County

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

From 1992 to 2011, 13 low income apartment communities containing 1,373 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Escambia 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 Escambia County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
60% of Median $29,100 $33,240 $37,380 $41,520 $44,880 $48,180 $51,540 $54,840

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 Escambia County is $37,380 a year, or $3,115 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,115 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $935 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% $606 $649 $779 $900 $1,004 $1,108
60% $728 $779 $935 $1,080 $1,205 $1,330
Fair Market Rents in Escambia 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$798 $803 $954 $1,341 $1,675

Cities In Escambia County

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City Listings Served By
Pensacola 52 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pensacola is the City of Pensacola Division of Housing.
Century 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Century is the City of Pensacola Division of Housing.
Bellview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellview is the City of Pensacola Division of Housing.
Ensley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ensley is the City of Pensacola Division of Housing.
Ferry Pass 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ferry Pass is the City of Pensacola Division of Housing.
Goulding 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goulding is the City of Pensacola Division of Housing.
Myrtle Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Myrtle Grove is the City of Pensacola Division of Housing.
Warrington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warrington is the City of Pensacola Division of Housing.
West Pensacola 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Pensacola is the City of Pensacola Division of Housing.
Brent 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brent is the City of Pensacola Division of Housing.
Gonzalez 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gonzalez is the City of Pensacola Division of Housing.
Molino 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Molino is the City of Pensacola Division of Housing.