Affordable Housing In Hialeah
Miami Dade County, Florida

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hialeah

Lake Point Plaza Apartments

1005 W 76th St
Hialeah, FL
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1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Hoffman Gardens

987 West 75th Street
Hialeah, FL

Henry Milander Manor

815 W 75th St
Hialeah, FL

Robert Forcum Towers

220 W 74th Pl
Hialeah, FL
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Russ Allen Apartments

1550 W 44th Pl
Hialeah, FL
Subsidized

Samari Towers

10251 NW 80th Ct
Hialeah, FL
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Hialeah Residence

1280 W 46th St
Hialeah, FL
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Puerta del Sol

1765 W 42nd Pl
Hialeah, FL
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Meadowgreen Apartments

1955 W 54th St
Hialeah, FL
Subsidized

Palm Springs Villas

445 W 51st Pl
Hialeah, FL
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 32 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,892 affordable apartments for rent in Hialeah. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,082 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Hialeah, HUD housing programs support 193 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,810 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Hialeah

Housing Authority Programs
Hialeah Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hialeah, Florida

Hialeah, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 3,892
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,082
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.72%
Average Renter Household Size 3.11
Total Population 234,714
Housing Units 69,219
Average Household Size 3.36
Median Household Income $29,249 ±$948
Median Rent $1,012 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 68.47% ± 2.29pp

Population and Household Demographics

Hialeah is a City in Miami Dade County, Florida with a population of 234,714. There are 69,219 households in the city with an average household size of 3.36 persons. 52.72% of households in Hialeah are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hialeah

The median gross income for households in Hialeah is $29,249 a year, or $2,437 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,012 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hialeah, a household making less than $3,373 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 68.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Hialeah.1

Area Median Income In Hialeah

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 Hialeah, the AMI is calculated from all households within Miami Dade County.

In Hialeah, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,900

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 Hialeah

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 Hialeah HUD Rental Assistance in Hialeah

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,800 $20,350 $22,900 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,650 $33,900 $38,150 $42,350 $45,750 $49,150 $52,550 $55,950
80% of Median $47,450 $54,200 $61,000 $67,750 $73,200 $78,600 $84,050 $89,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Hialeah

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1996 to 2002, 7 low income apartment communities containing 1,220 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hialeah by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Hialeah

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $29,650 $33,900 $38,150 $42,350 $45,750 $49,150 $52,550 $55,950
60% of Median $35,580 $40,680 $45,780 $50,820 $54,900 $58,980 $63,060 $67,140

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Hialeah is $45,780 a year, or $3,815 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,815 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,145 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $741 $794 $954 $1,101 $1,229 $1,356
60% $890 $953 $1,145 $1,322 $1,475 $1,628
Fair Market Rents in Hialeah

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$951 $1,147 $1,454 $1,934 $2,354