Affordable Housing In Jacksonville
Duval County, Florida

Affordable Housing programs support 10,888 income based apartments in Jacksonville where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 9,650 affordable apartments in Jacksonville that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Jacksonville, Florida

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Jacksonville.

Go to the Florida Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Jacksonville.

Philips Pointe Apartments

3465 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Caroline Arms Apartments

6457 Fort Caroline Rd
Jacksonville, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Village at Hyde Park

6549 Londowntowne Ln
Jacksonville, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Cathedral Court

201 E Ashley St
Jacksonville, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cathedral Townhouse

501 N Ocean St
Jacksonville, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cathedral Terrace

701 N Ocean St
Jacksonville, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
Accessible
62+

Cathedral Towers

601 N Newnan St
Jacksonville, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Silvertree Seniors Jacksonville

3937 Spring Park Rd
Jacksonville, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Normandy Apartments

8441 Helen Ter
Jacksonville, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Moncrief Village

1650 Moncrief Vlg N
Jacksonville, Florida
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Jacksonville

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Jacksonville

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Atlantic Beach, FL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Atlantic Beach.
Affordable Housing In Baldwin, FL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Baldwin.
Affordable Housing In Jacksonville Beach, FL Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Jacksonville Beach.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Jacksonville, 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
Jacksonville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Public Housing Homeownership; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)
Go to the Florida Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Jacksonville.

Jacksonville, Florida Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville features 10,888 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 Jacksonville, Florida

There are 9,650 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jacksonville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jacksonville, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jacksonville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Jacksonville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jacksonville, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,173 and $1,433.

2023 Jacksonville, 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
Jacksonville, Florida Fair Market Rent $954 $1,102 $1,303 $1,676 $2,123
Jacksonville, Florida Payment Standard Range $859 to $1,049 $992 to $1,212 $1,173 to $1,433 $1,508 to $1,844 $1,911 to $2,335

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jacksonville, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 135
Total Low Income Apartments 20,538
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10,888
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.60
Median Household Income $46,764 ±$687
Median Rent $935 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.37% ± 1.42pp
Total Population 846,951

Population and Household Demographics

Jacksonville is a city in Duval County, Florida with a population of 846,951. There are 318,575 households in the city with an average household size of 2.60 persons. 41.01% of households in Jacksonville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jacksonville

The median gross income for households in Jacksonville is $46,764 a year, or $3,897 a month. The median rent for the city is $935 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jacksonville, a household making less than $3,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Jacksonville.

Area Median Income In Jacksonville

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 Jacksonville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Duval County.

In Jacksonville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,500

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 Jacksonville

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 Jacksonville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jacksonville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,600 $20,100 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jacksonville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,300 $33,450 $37,650 $41,800 $45,150 $48,500 $51,850 $55,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jacksonville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,850 $53,550 $60,250 $66,900 $72,300 $77,650 $83,000 $88,350