Hillsborough County, Florida Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 8,265 income based apartments in Hillsborough County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 14,568 affordable apartments in Hillsborough County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Hillsborough County, Florida

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Hillsborough County. Go to the Florida Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Hillsborough County.

Brandywine Apartments

5029 N 40th St
Tampa, Florida
$882-1,144
2-4 BR
Affordable

Belmont Heights Estates I

1607 E 26th Ave
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Affordable

Belmont Heights Estates II

3540 N 20th St
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Affordable

Belmont Heights Estates III

2419 E. 31St Avenue
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

The Heights

2215 E. Henry Ave.
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Affordable

Blue Sky Brandon

504 Cobalt Blue Drive
Brandon, Florida
Income Based
1-3 BR
Affordable

Village at University Square Apartments

11725 N 17th Street
Tampa, Florida
Income Based
2-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Silver Lake Apartments

3738 W Idlewild Cir
Tampa, Florida
Income Based
1-2 BR
Affordable

Sweetwater Villas

4152 Sweetwater Ln
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Silvertree Seniors of Tampa

11113 N Nebraska Ave
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Affordable Housing In Hillsborough County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Hillsborough County

City Apartments
Tampa, FL Affordable Housing programs support 129 apartment communities in Tampa.
Brandon, FL Affordable Housing programs support 11 apartment communities in Brandon.
Plant City, FL Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Plant City.
Riverview, FL Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Riverview.
Ruskin, FL Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Ruskin.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hillsborough County, Florida

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Tampa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Go to the Florida Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Hillsborough County.

Hillsborough County, Florida Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Hillsborough County, Florida

Hillsborough County features 8,265 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 Hillsborough County, Florida

There are 14,568 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hillsborough County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hillsborough County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hillsborough County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hillsborough County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hillsborough County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,493 and $1,825.

2023 Hillsborough 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
Hillsborough County, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,291 $1,381 $1,659 $2,123 $2,603
Hillsborough County, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,162 to $1,420 $1,243 to $1,519 $1,493 to $1,825 $1,911 to $2,335 $2,343 to $2,863

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hillsborough County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 171
Total Low Income Apartments 23,308
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,265
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $50,579 ±$420
Median Rent $965 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.59% ± 1.03pp
Total Population 1,302,884

Population and Household Demographics

Hillsborough County is a county in Florida with a population of 1,302,884. There are 486,078 households in the county with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 41.51% of households in Hillsborough County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hillsborough County

The median gross income for households in Hillsborough County is $50,579 a year, or $4,215 a month. The median rent for the county is $965 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hillsborough County, a household making less than $3,217 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Hillsborough County.

Area Median Income In Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,100

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 Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hillsborough County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,750 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hillsborough County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,750 $32,850 $36,950 $41,050 $44,350 $47,650 $50,950 $54,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hillsborough County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,000 $52,600 $59,150 $65,700 $71,000 $76,250 $81,500 $86,750