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Affordable Housing In Hawthorne
Alachua County, Florida


Waiting List Openings In Hawthorne

Waiting ListStatus
Gainesville Housing Authority Public Housing Open Now

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hawthorne

Washington Square Apartments

6010 SE 211th Street
Hawthorne, Florida
$790-910
1-3 BR

Washington Square Flynn Management

1100 NW 11th St
Hawthorne, Florida

Hawthorne Villas

RR 3 Box 15
Hawthorne, Florida
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Housing Authorities that serve Hawthorne

Housing Authority Programs
Alachua County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Mainstream Voucher
Gainesville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hawthorne, Florida

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 85 affordable apartments for rent in Hawthorne, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Hawthorne, Florida

Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne, Florida

There are 85 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hawthorne.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hawthorne, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hawthorne, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $975 and $1,191.

2021 Hawthorne, 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 $805 $897 $1,083 $1,415 $1,469
Payment Standard Range $725 to $886 $807 to $987 $975 to $1,191 $1,274 to $1,557 $1,322 to $1,616

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hawthorne, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 85
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.84%
Average Renter Household Size 3.60
Average Household Size 3.29
Median Household Income $28,950 ±$7,082
Median Rent $645 ±$232
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.53% ± 19.35pp
Total Population 1,670

Population and Household Demographics

Hawthorne is a city in Alachua County, Florida with a population of 1,670. There are 507 households in the city with an average household size of 3.29 persons. 39.84% of households in Hawthorne are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hawthorne

The median gross income for households in Hawthorne is $28,950 a year, or $2,413 a month. The median rent for the city is $645 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hawthorne, a household making less than $2,150 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Hawthorne.

Area Median Income In Hawthorne

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 Hawthorne, the AMI is calculated from all households within Alachua County.

In Hawthorne, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,800

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 Hawthorne

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 Hawthorne

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,450 $27,950 $31,450 $34,900 $37,700 $40,500 $43,300 $46,100
80% of Median $39,100 $44,700 $50,300 $55,850 $60,350 $64,800 $69,300 $73,750