Affordable Housing In Hillsborough County
Florida

Waiting List Openings In Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from October 4, 2021 at 8:00 am, until October 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET.

How to Apply for the Hillsborough County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

162 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hillsborough County

Belmont Heights Estates I

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

Belmont Heights Estates II

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

Belmont Heights Estates III

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

Blue Sky Brandon

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

Village at University Square Apartments

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

Silver Lake Apartments

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

Sweetwater Villas

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

North Grove Manor Apartments

713 North Grove Lane
Seffner, Florida
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Laburnum Gardens

1146 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, Florida
$414-796
1-2 BR
55+

Palm Terrace Assisted Living Facility & Adult Day Care

5121 SERENA DR
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Veterans Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Hillsborough County

Housing Authority Programs
Tampa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hillsborough County, Florida

There are 162 low income housing apartment communities offering 22,246 affordable apartments for rent in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Hillsborough County, Florida

Hillsborough County features 8,122 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 13,909 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 $1,144 and $1,398.

2021 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 $989 $1,040 $1,271 $1,651 $2,028
Hillsborough County, Florida Payment Standard Range $890 to $1,088 $936 to $1,144 $1,144 to $1,398 $1,486 to $1,816 $1,825 to $2,231

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hillsborough County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 162
Total Low Income Apartments 22,246
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,122
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 $72,700

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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.
$15,550 $17,750 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$25,850 $29,550 $33,250 $36,900 $39,900 $42,850 $45,800 $48,750
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.
$41,350 $47,250 $53,150 $59,050 $63,800 $68,500 $73,250 $77,950

Cities In Hillsborough County

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City Served By
Apollo Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Apollo Beach is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Balm The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Balm is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Bloomingdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bloomingdale is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Brandon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brandon is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Carrollwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carrollwood is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Cheval The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cheval is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Citrus Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Citrus Park is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Dover The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dover is the Tampa Housing Authority.
East Lake Orient Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Lake Orient Park is the Tampa Housing Authority.
East Lake-Orient Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Lake-Orient Park is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Egypt Lake Leto The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Egypt Lake Leto is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Egypt Lake-Leto The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Egypt Lake-Leto is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Fish Hawk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fish Hawk is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Gibsonton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gibsonton is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Keystone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keystone is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Lake Magdalene The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Magdalene is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Lutz The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lutz is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Mango The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mango is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Northdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northdale is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Palm River Clair Mel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm River Clair Mel is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Palm River-Clair Mel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm River-Clair Mel is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Pebble Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pebble Creek is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Plant City The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Plant City are the Plant City Housing Authority and Tampa Housing Authority.
Progress Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Progress Village is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Riverview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverview is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Ruskin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ruskin is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Seffner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seffner is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Sun City Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sun City Center is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Tampa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tampa is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Temple Terrace The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Temple Terrace is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Thonotosassa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thonotosassa is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Town 'n' Country The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Town 'n' Country is the Tampa Housing Authority.
University The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves University is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Valrico The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valrico is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Westchase The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westchase is the Tampa Housing Authority.
Wimauma The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wimauma is the Tampa Housing Authority.