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Affordable Housing In Hamilton County
Florida

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hamilton County

Jasper Apartments

10494 NW 36th Dr
Jasper, Florida
$525-550
2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Market Rate

Greenbriar Apartments

945 6th St SW
Jasper, Florida
Subsidized

Oaktree Apartments

10451 NW 36th Dr
Jasper, Florida
Subsidized

Northwood Westwood Homes

207 4th St NW
Jasper, Florida

Hamilton Village

1203 Plum St
Jennings, Florida
Subsidized

Oaktree Apartments

Dostie Rd and Chanbridge Dr
Jasper, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Suwannee Springs Apartments Ltd

16583 Jewett St
White Springs, Florida
Subsidized

Greenhaven Apartments

300 N Chan Bridge Dr
Jasper, Florida
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Hamilton County, Florida

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 591 affordable apartments for rent in Hamilton County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Hamilton County, Florida

Hamilton County features 451 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 Hamilton County, Florida

There are 132 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hamilton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hamilton County, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hamilton County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Hamilton 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 $609 $627 $714 $1,014 $1,070
Payment Standard Range $548 to $670 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $913 to $1,115 $963 to $1,177

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hamilton County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 591
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 451
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $35,048 ±$3,762
Median Rent $608 ±$91
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.77% ± 11.31pp
Total Population 14,395

Population and Household Demographics

Hamilton County is a county in Florida with a population of 14,395. There are 4,688 households in the county with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 26.98% of households in Hamilton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hamilton County

The median gross income for households in Hamilton County is $35,048 a year, or $2,921 a month. The median rent for the county is $608 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hamilton County, a household making less than $2,027 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Hamilton County.

Area Median Income In Hamilton 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 Hamilton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $44,600

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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 $28,550 $30,650 $32,750 $34,850
50% of Median $18,500 $21,150 $23,800 $26,400 $28,550 $30,650 $32,750 $34,850
80% of Median $29,600 $33,800 $38,050 $42,250 $45,650 $49,050 $52,400 $55,800

Cities In Hamilton County

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Jasper
Jennings
White Springs