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Affordable Housing In Hardee County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hardee County

Azalea Apartments

860 Pleasant Way
Bowling Green, Florida
Income Based
1 BR

Country Manor

315 State Rd. 62
Bowling Green, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Country Walk Apartments

252 Maxwell Drive
Wauchula, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Palms

701 La Playa Drive
Wauchula, Florida
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

River Chase Apartments

316 Rust Ave
Wauchula, Florida

Wauchula Gardens

1020 Makowski Rd
Wauchula, Florida

Forest Glade

700 E Townsend St
Wauchula, Florida

Chatham Pointe Senior

338 Stenstrom Rd
Wauchula, Florida
Accepts Vouchers
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Hardee County, Florida

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 444 affordable apartments for rent in Hardee County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Hardee County, Florida

Hardee County features 105 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 Hardee County, Florida

There are 339 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hardee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hardee County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hardee County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Hardee County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hardee County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $658 and $804.

2020 Hardee 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 $611 $614 $731 $1,015 $1,202
Payment Standard Range $550 to $672 $553 to $675 $658 to $804 $914 to $1,117 $1,082 to $1,322

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hardee County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 444
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 105
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.43%
Average Renter Household Size 3.60
Average Household Size 3.33
Median Household Income $35,457 ±$2,524
Median Rent $631 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.98% ± 6.08pp
Total Population 27,468

Population and Household Demographics

Hardee County is a county in Florida with a population of 27,468. There are 7,618 households in the county with an average household size of 3.33 persons. 30.43% of households in Hardee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hardee County

The median gross income for households in Hardee County is $35,457 a year, or $2,955 a month. The median rent for the county is $631 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hardee County, a household making less than $2,103 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Hardee County.

Area Median Income In Hardee 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 Hardee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,000

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 Hardee 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 Hardee 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 Hardee County

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Bowling Green
Fort Green
Fort Green Springs
Lemon Grove
Zolfo Springs