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Affordable Housing In Holmes County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Holmes County

Oak Terrace Apartments

100 Oak Terrace Ln
Bonifay, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Maryland Apartments Indiana Villas

410 W Indiana Ave
Bonifay, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Sessoms Moore Homes

708 Scenic Circle Dr
Bonifay, Florida

Foxrun Apartments

620 E. Brock Ave
Bonifay, Florida

Bonifay Villas

100 Judy Lucas Drive, #A-2
Bonifay, Florida
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Housing Authorities that serve Holmes County

Housing Authority Programs
Holmes County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Holmes County, Florida

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 137 affordable apartments for rent in Holmes County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Holmes County, Florida

Holmes County features 99 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 Holmes County, Florida

There are 38 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Holmes County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Holmes County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Holmes County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Holmes County.

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

2020 Holmes 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 $551 $555 $731 $911 $1,283
Payment Standard Range $496 to $606 $500 to $611 $658 to $804 $820 to $1,002 $1,155 to $1,411

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Holmes County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 137
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 99
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $35,020 ±$2,493
Median Rent $644 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.71% ± 8.37pp
Total Population 19,635

Population and Household Demographics

Holmes County is a county in Florida with a population of 19,635. There are 6,828 households in the county with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 20.61% of households in Holmes County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Holmes County

The median gross income for households in Holmes County is $35,020 a year, or $2,918 a month. The median rent for the county is $644 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Holmes County, a household making less than $2,147 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Holmes County.

Area Median Income In Holmes 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 Holmes County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,600

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 Holmes 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 Holmes 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 Holmes County

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City Served By
Bonifay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bonifay is the Holmes County Housing Authority.
Ponce de Leon