Affordable Housing In Florida City
Miami Dade County, Florida

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Florida City

Redland Arms

970 Davis Pkwy
Florida City, Florida

Palm Villas

50 SW 6th Ave
Florida City, Florida

Bonita Pointe Apartments

613 E Palm Dr
Florida City, Florida

Howard Park

950 NW 15th St
Florida City, Florida

Jubilee Courtyards

119 S Redland Rd
Florida City, Florida

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Florida City, Florida

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Florida City, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Florida City, Florida

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,377 affordable apartments for rent in Florida City, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Florida City, Florida

Florida City features 206 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 Florida City, Florida

There are 1,171 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Florida City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Florida City, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Florida City landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Florida City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Florida City, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,505 and $1,839.

2022 Florida City, 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
Florida City, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,162 $1,332 $1,672 $2,220 $2,631
Florida City, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,046 to $1,278 $1,199 to $1,465 $1,505 to $1,839 $1,998 to $2,442 $2,368 to $2,894

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Florida City, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,377
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 206
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 74.98%
Average Renter Household Size 4.22
Average Household Size 4.29
Median Household Income $25,840 ±$2,120
Median Rent $991 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 67.06% ± 11.31pp
Total Population 12,024

Population and Household Demographics

Florida City is a city in Miami Dade County, Florida with a population of 12,024. There are 2,794 households in the city with an average household size of 4.29 persons. 74.98% of households in Florida City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Florida City

The median gross income for households in Florida City is $25,840 a year, or $2,153 a month. The median rent for the city is $991 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Florida City, a household making less than $3,303 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 67.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Florida City.

Area Median Income In Florida City

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 Florida City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Miami Dade County.

In Florida City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,300

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 Florida City

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 Florida City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Florida City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,500 $23,400 $26,350 $29,250 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Florida City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,150 $39,000 $43,900 $48,750 $52,650 $56,550 $60,450 $64,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Florida City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,600 $62,400 $70,200 $78,000 $84,250 $90,500 $96,750 $103,000