Affordable Housing In Fort Walton Beach
Okaloosa County, Florida

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fort Walton Beach

White Sands Manor

40 Windham Ave SE
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Choctaw Village

859 Gibson Rd
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Subsidized

Westminster Manor II

45 Windham Ave SE
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Charlie Hill Terrace

50 Ed Brown St SW
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Heather Glenn

1600 Hunt Club St
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fort Walton Beach, 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 Walton Beach, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 538 affordable apartments for rent in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Fort Walton Beach features 370 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 Walton Beach, Florida

There are 168 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fort Walton Beach.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fort Walton Beach landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Fort Walton Beach.

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

2022 Fort Walton Beach, 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 Walton Beach, Florida Fair Market Rent $981 $987 $1,172 $1,542 $1,997
Fort Walton Beach, 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.

Fort Walton Beach, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 538
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 370
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $47,149 ±$4,728
Median Rent $963 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.55% ± 6.22pp
Total Population 20,767

Population and Household Demographics

Fort Walton Beach is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida with a population of 20,767. There are 8,502 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 43.99% of households in Fort Walton Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fort Walton Beach

The median gross income for households in Fort Walton Beach is $47,149 a year, or $3,929 a month. The median rent for the city is $963 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fort Walton Beach, a household making less than $3,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Fort Walton Beach.

Area Median Income In Fort Walton Beach

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

In Fort Walton Beach, 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 Fort Walton Beach

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 Walton Beach

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach 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