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Affordable Housing In Gainesville
Alachua County, Florida


Waiting List Openings In Gainesville

Waiting ListStatus
Gainesville Housing Authority Public Housing Open Now
Gainesville Housing Authority Public Housing Open Now

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gainesville

Sunset Apartments

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

Horizon House

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

The 400 Apartments

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

Woodland Park Apartments

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

Pine Grove

1901 NE 2nd St
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Horizons Properties II - Sunset and Satellite

3440 SW 28th Ter
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Horizons Properties I - Joyce Apartments

3010 SW 35th Pl
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing for the Handicapped Alachua Co I - 6th St

3781 NW 6th St
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing for the Handicapped Alachua Co II - 9th St

934 SW 9th St
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Majestic Oaks Apartments

5800 SW 20th Avenue
Gainesville, Florida
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Gainesville

Housing Authority Programs
Alachua County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher
Gainesville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gainesville, Florida

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,520 affordable apartments for rent in Gainesville, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville features 1,854 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 1,666 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 $874 and $1,068.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $721 $795 $971 $1,267 $1,315
Payment Standard Range $649 to $793 $716 to $875 $874 to $1,068 $1,140 to $1,394 $1,184 to $1,447

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gainesville, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 3,520
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,854
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 $69,800

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,450 $27,950 $31,450 $34,900 $37,700 $40,500 $43,300 $46,100
80% of Median $39,100 $44,700 $50,300 $55,850 $60,350 $64,800 $69,300 $73,750