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Affordable Housing In Lake County
Florida

61 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake County

Woodwinds Apartments

151 South Grand Highway
Clermont, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Lakewood Villas

2345 South Street
Leesburg, Florida
$640-800
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Woodcliff Apartments

1000 Disston Ave
Clermont, Florida
$590-790
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Colonial Pines Apartments

895 Mansfield Rd
Tavares, Florida
$665-890
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Colony West Apartments

750 West Main Street
Tavares, Florida
$795-830
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Lakebreeze Apartments

1575 David Walker Drive
Tavares, Florida
$555-780
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Devonshire Apartments

1799 N. C.R. 19A
Eustis, Florida
$470-770
1-3 BR

Oak Grove Apartments

211 Church Street
Leesburg, Florida
$535-650
1-3 BR

Rosemont Manor Apartments

1801 N. C. R. 19A Ste # J-1
Eustis, Florida
$490-739
1-2 BR

Pearl Lane Apartments

725 N Umatilla Blvd
Umatilla, Florida
$550-570
1-2 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Lake County

Housing Authority Programs
Lake County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake County, Florida

There are 61 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,912 affordable apartments for rent in Lake County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Lake County, Florida

Lake County features 1,273 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 County, Florida

There are 3,361 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lake County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Lake County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lake County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,123 and $1,373.

2020 Lake County, 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 $989 $1,064 $1,248 $1,636 $1,956
Payment Standard Range $890 to $1,088 $958 to $1,170 $1,123 to $1,373 $1,472 to $1,800 $1,760 to $2,152

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lake County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 61
Total Low Income Apartments 4,912
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,273
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $46,403 ±$1,069
Median Rent $936 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.08% ± 2.89pp
Total Population 310,561

Population and Household Demographics

Lake County is a county in Florida with a population of 310,561. There are 119,251 households in the county with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 25.21% of households in Lake County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake County

The median gross income for households in Lake County is $46,403 a year, or $3,867 a month. The median rent for the county is $936 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake County, a household making less than $3,120 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake County.

Area Median Income In Lake County

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.

In Lake County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,100

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 County

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 County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,100 $32,750 $36,350 $39,300 $42,200 $45,100 $48,000
80% of Median $40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800

Cities In Lake County

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City Served By
Altoona
Astatula
Astor
Clermont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clermont is the Lake County Housing Agency.
Eustis The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eustis are the Housing Authority of the City of Eustis and Lake County Housing Agency.
Ferndale
Four Corners
Fruitland Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fruitland Park is the Lake County Housing Agency.
Groveland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Groveland is the Lake County Housing Agency.
Howey in the Hills
Howey-in-the-Hills
Lady Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lady Lake is the Lake County Housing Agency.
Lake Kathryn
Lake Mack Forest Hills
Lake Mack-Forest Hills
Leesburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leesburg is the Lake County Housing Agency.
Lisbon
Mascotte
Minneola
Montverde
Mount Dora The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Dora is the Lake County Housing Agency.
Mount Plymouth
Okahumpka
Paisley
Pine Lakes
Pittman
Silver Lake
Sorrento
Tavares The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tavares is the Lake County Housing Agency.
Umatilla The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Umatilla is the Lake County Housing Agency.
Yalaha