1534 NE 8th St
Homestead, Florida
S. 223
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2-3 BR

Malibu Gardens

13800 SW 268th St
Homestead, Florida
Local Program
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1-4 BR

Coral Gardens Apartments

250 SW 14th Ave
Homestead, Florida
Local Program
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2-4 BR

Keys, Phases I and II

15425 SW 288th St
Homestead, Florida
Local Program
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Studio-3 BR

Homestead Colony

810 E Mowry Dr
Homestead, Florida
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2-3 BR
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There are 6,010 low-income apartments in Homestead that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Homestead, Florida can range from $526 to $642 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 1,297 low-income homes in Homestead where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $416 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on February 10th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Homestead, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Homestead Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moderate Rehabilitation
Go to the Florida Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Homestead.

Homestead, Florida Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Homestead, Florida

Homestead features 1,297 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 Homestead, Florida

There are 6,010 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Homestead.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Homestead, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Homestead landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Homestead.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Homestead, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,731 and $2,115.

2023 Homestead, 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
Homestead, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,362 $1,546 $1,923 $2,530 $2,997
Homestead, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,226 to $1,498 $1,391 to $1,701 $1,731 to $2,115 $2,277 to $2,783 $2,697 to $3,297

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Homestead, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 55
Total Low Income Apartments 7,619
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,297
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 60.61%
Average Renter Household Size 3.50
Average Household Size 3.35
Median Household Income $40,959 ±$1,886
Median Rent $1,078 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 63.89% ± 5.31pp
Total Population 64,676

Population and Household Demographics

Homestead is a city in Miami Dade County, Florida with a population of 64,676. There are 19,154 households in the city with an average household size of 3.35 persons. 60.61% of households in Homestead are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Homestead

The median gross income for households in Homestead is $40,959 a year, or $3,413 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,078 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Homestead, a household making less than $3,593 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 63.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Homestead.

Area Median Income In Homestead

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

In Homestead, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,700

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 Homestead

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 Homestead

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Homestead AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $30,950 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Homestead AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Homestead AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$57,800 $66,050 $74,300 $82,550 $89,200 $95,800 $102,400 $109,000