Affordable Housing In Lake Butler
Union County, Florida

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake Butler

Forest Park Apartments

775 NE 1st Street
Lake Butler, FL
1-2 BR

Lake Butler Apartments

1005 SW 6th St
Lake Butler, FL

715 W Main St

715 W Main St
Lake Butler, FL
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake Butler, Florida

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 201 affordable apartments for rent in Lake Butler, Florida. Lake Butler features 201 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake Butler.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lake Butler, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 201
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 201
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 59.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.78
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $27,763 ±$4,933
Median Rent $556 ±$132
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.79% ± 14.29pp
Total Population 2,224

Population and Household Demographics

Lake Butler is a City in Union County, Florida with a population of 2,224. There are 812 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 59.11% of households in Lake Butler are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake Butler

The median gross income for households in Lake Butler is $27,763 a year, or $2,314 a month. The median rent for the city is $556 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake Butler, a household making less than $1,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake Butler.1

Area Median Income In Lake Butler

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 Lake Butler, the AMI is calculated from all households within Union County.

In Lake Butler, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,200

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 Lake Butler

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 Lake Butler HUD Rental Assistance in Lake Butler

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $27,950 $30,000 $32,100 $34,150
50% of Median $18,100 $20,700 $23,300 $25,850 $27,950 $30,000 $32,100 $34,150
80% of Median $28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
Fair Market Rents in Lake Butler

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$609 $627 $714 $911 $1,244