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Affordable Housing In Golden Gate
Collier County, Florida

Housing Authorities that serve Golden Gate

Housing Authority Programs
Collier County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Golden Gate, Florida

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Golden Gate, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Golden Gate, Florida

Golden Gate features 0 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 Golden Gate, Florida

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Golden Gate.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Golden Gate, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Golden Gate landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Golden Gate.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Golden Gate, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,238 and $1,514.

2021 Golden Gate, 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
Golden Gate, Florida Fair Market Rent $948 $1,118 $1,376 $1,791 $1,922
Golden Gate, Florida Payment Standard Range $853 to $1,043 $1,006 to $1,230 $1,238 to $1,514 $1,612 to $1,970 $1,730 to $2,114

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Golden Gate, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.43%
Average Renter Household Size 4.25
Average Household Size 4.11
Median Household Income $40,819 ±$2,958
Median Rent $982 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.01% ± 7.35pp
Total Population 29,258

Population and Household Demographics

Golden Gate is a city in Collier County, Florida with a population of 29,258. There are 7,113 households in the city with an average household size of 4.11 persons. 51.43% of households in Golden Gate are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Golden Gate

The median gross income for households in Golden Gate is $40,819 a year, or $3,402 a month. The median rent for the city is $982 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Golden Gate, a household making less than $3,273 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 65.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Golden Gate.

Area Median Income In Golden Gate

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 Golden Gate, the AMI is calculated from all households within Collier County.

In Golden Gate, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,300

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 Golden Gate

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 Golden Gate

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Golden Gate AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,750 $20,250 $22,800 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Golden Gate AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,550 $33,750 $37,950 $42,150 $45,550 $48,900 $52,300 $55,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Golden Gate AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,250 $54,000 $60,750 $67,450 $72,850 $78,250 $83,650 $89,050