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Affordable Housing In Jacksonville
Duval County, Florida

131 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jacksonville

Royal Pointe Apartments

7507 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, Florida

Housing Authorities that serve Jacksonville

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jacksonville, Florida

There are 131 low income housing apartment communities offering 19,542 affordable apartments for rent in Jacksonville, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville features 10,733 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 8,809 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 $1,002 and $1,224.

2021 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
Fair Market Rent $746 $921 $1,113 $1,455 $1,852
Payment Standard Range $671 to $821 $829 to $1,013 $1,002 to $1,224 $1,310 to $1,601 $1,667 to $2,037

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Jacksonville, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 131
Total Low Income Apartments 19,542
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10,733
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 $75,000

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,750 $18,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,250 $30,000 $33,750 $37,500 $40,500 $43,500 $46,500 $49,500
80% of Median $42,000 $48,000 $54,000 $60,000 $64,800 $69,600 $74,400 $79,200