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, Florida
$730-750
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Lake Butler Apartments

1005 SW 6th St
Lake Butler, Florida
Subsidized

715 W Main St

715 W Main St
Lake Butler, Florida
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lake Butler, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Lake Butler, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Union County Housing Authority Public Housing

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.

Income Based Apartments in Lake Butler, Florida

Lake Butler features 201 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 Lake Butler, Florida

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake Butler.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake Butler, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lake Butler landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lake Butler.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lake Butler, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Lake Butler, 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
Lake Butler, Florida Fair Market Rent $706 $710 $826 $1,005 $1,407
Lake Butler, Florida Payment Standard Range $635 to $777 $639 to $781 $743 to $909 $905 to $1,106 $1,266 to $1,548

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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.

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 $59,700

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Lake Butler

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lake Butler AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lake Butler AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lake Butler AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100