Affordable Housing In Gainesville
Alachua County, Florida

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gainesville

Horizon Sunset

1515 NW 10th St
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Grove at Sweetwater Preserve

225 SE 19th Place
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

The 400 Apartments

400 NW 1st Avenue
Gainesville, Florida
$894-920
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Horizon Sunset

1515 NW 10th St
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Carver Gardens

1101 SE 15th St
Gainesville, Florida
1 BR
Subsidized

Verdant Cove

4260 SE 10th Pl
Gainesville, Florida
1 BR

Pine Meadows Apartments

2626 E. University Ave
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Lake Terrace

26th Terrace
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Woodland Park Apartments

1900 Southeast 4 Street
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR

Eastwood Meadows

925 SE 43rd St
Gainesville, Florida
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

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

Housing Authority Programs
Alachua County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher
Gainesville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gainesville, Florida

There are 40 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,972 affordable apartments for rent in Gainesville, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville features 2,204 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 Gainesville, Florida

There are 1,732 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gainesville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gainesville, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gainesville, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $934 and $1,142.

2022 Gainesville, 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
Gainesville, Florida Fair Market Rent $784 $864 $1,038 $1,369 $1,408
Gainesville, Florida Payment Standard Range $706 to $862 $778 to $950 $934 to $1,142 $1,232 to $1,506 $1,267 to $1,549

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gainesville, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 3,972
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,204
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 62.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $31,818 ±$1,387
Median Rent $841 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.32% ± 2.97pp
Total Population 127,559

Population and Household Demographics

Gainesville is a city in Alachua County, Florida with a population of 127,559. There are 47,968 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 62.3% of households in Gainesville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gainesville

The median gross income for households in Gainesville is $31,818 a year, or $2,652 a month. The median rent for the city is $841 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gainesville, a household making less than $2,803 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Gainesville.

Area Median Income In Gainesville

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 Gainesville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alachua County.

In Gainesville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,600

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 Gainesville

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 Gainesville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gainesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,200 $19,650 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gainesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gainesville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,500 $70,750 $76,000 $81,250 $86,500