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Affordable Housing In Goulding
Escambia County, Florida

Housing Authorities that serve Goulding

Housing Authority Programs
City of Pensacola Division of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Goulding, Florida

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

Income Based Apartments in Goulding, Florida

Goulding 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 Goulding, Florida

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Goulding, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Goulding landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Goulding.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Goulding, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $888 and $1,086.

2021 Goulding, 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
Goulding, Florida Fair Market Rent $776 $840 $987 $1,385 $1,709
Goulding, Florida Payment Standard Range $698 to $854 $756 to $924 $888 to $1,086 $1,247 to $1,524 $1,538 to $1,880

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Goulding, 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 49.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.95
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $23,810 ±$3,167
Median Rent $683 ±$92
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.46% ± 14.24pp
Total Population 4,274

Population and Household Demographics

Goulding is a city in Escambia County, Florida with a population of 4,274. There are 1,012 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 49.21% of households in Goulding are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Goulding

The median gross income for households in Goulding is $23,810 a year, or $1,984 a month. The median rent for the city is $683 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Goulding, a household making less than $2,277 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Goulding.

Area Median Income In Goulding

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 Goulding, the AMI is calculated from all households within Escambia County.

In Goulding, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Goulding

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 Goulding

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Goulding AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,500
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Goulding AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Goulding AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600