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Affordable Housing In Gulf County
Florida

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gulf County

Moss Creek Apartments

126 Amy Cir
Wewahitchka, Florida
Subsidized

Pine Ridge Apartments

125 Venus Dr
Port St Joe, Florida

Liberty Manor Apartments

102 Liberty Manor Cir
Port Saint Joe, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Pine Ridge

400 Jeffrey Dr
Port St Joe, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Moss Creek ( Wewahitchka Ltd )

200 Amy Cir
Wewahitchka, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Driftwood Carver Happy Acres

306 E Church St
Wewahitchka, Florida
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Gulf County, Florida

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 236 affordable apartments for rent in Gulf County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Gulf County, Florida

Gulf County features 74 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 Gulf County, Florida

There are 162 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gulf County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gulf County, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gulf County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $763 and $933.

2020 Gulf County, 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 $640 $644 $848 $1,057 $1,328
Payment Standard Range $576 to $704 $580 to $708 $763 to $933 $951 to $1,163 $1,195 to $1,461

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gulf County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 236
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 74
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $41,788 ±$3,277
Median Rent $800 ±$155
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.62% ± 9.44pp
Total Population 15,785

Population and Household Demographics

Gulf County is a county in Florida with a population of 15,785. There are 5,349 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 26.66% of households in Gulf County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gulf County

The median gross income for households in Gulf County is $41,788 a year, or $3,482 a month. The median rent for the county is $800 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gulf County, a household making less than $2,667 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Gulf County.

Area Median Income In Gulf County

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.

In Gulf County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,300

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 Gulf County

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 Gulf County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000

Cities In Gulf County

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Port Saint Joe
Port St Joe
Port St. Joe
Wewahitchka