Affordable Housing In Fort Myers
Lee County, Florida

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fort Myers

Royal Palm Towers

2424 Edwards Dr
Fort Myers, Florida
$512-673
Studio-2 BR
55+

John XXIII Villas

13251 Apaloosa Ln
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Westwood Apartments

3739 Metro Parkway
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Brookside Village Apartments

1011 Marsh Ave
Fort Myers, Florida
$690-1,009
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Bonair Towers

1915 Halgrim Ave
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Oasis at Renaissance Preserve

4221 Othello Ln
Fort Myers, Florida
$608-728
1-2 BR

Horizon Apartments

5300 Summerlin Rd
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

East Pointe Place

3501 Dale St
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Broadway Apartments

2909 Broadway Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

2929 BROADWAY APARTMENTS

2929 BROADWAY
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
2 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fort Myers, 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 Fort Myers, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Lee County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fort Myers, Florida

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,456 affordable apartments for rent in Fort Myers, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Myers features 1,816 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 Fort Myers, Florida

There are 2,640 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fort Myers.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fort Myers, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fort Myers landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Fort Myers.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fort Myers, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,108 and $1,354.

2022 Fort Myers, 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
Fort Myers, Florida Fair Market Rent $976 $979 $1,231 $1,603 $1,820
Fort Myers, Florida Payment Standard Range $878 to $1,074 $881 to $1,077 $1,108 to $1,354 $1,443 to $1,763 $1,638 to $2,002

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fort Myers, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 4,456
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,816
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $39,039 ±$2,013
Median Rent $824 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.25% ± 3.51pp
Total Population 68,472

Population and Household Demographics

Fort Myers is a city in Lee County, Florida with a population of 68,472. There are 25,095 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 52.62% of households in Fort Myers are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fort Myers

The median gross income for households in Fort Myers is $39,039 a year, or $3,253 a month. The median rent for the city is $824 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fort Myers, a household making less than $2,747 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Fort Myers.

Area Median Income In Fort Myers

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 Fort Myers, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lee County.

In Fort Myers, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,200

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 Fort Myers

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 Fort Myers

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fort Myers AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,900 $19,300 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fort Myers AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,150 $32,200 $36,200 $40,200 $43,450 $46,650 $49,850 $53,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fort Myers AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,050 $51,450 $57,900 $64,300 $69,450 $74,600 $79,750 $84,900