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Affordable Housing In Lake Helen
Volusia County, Florida

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake Helen, Florida

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Lake Helen, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Lake Helen, Florida

Lake Helen features 0 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 Helen, Florida

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake Helen, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lake Helen, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,000 and $1,222.

2020 Lake Helen, 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 $750 $900 $1,111 $1,494 $1,690
Payment Standard Range $675 to $825 $810 to $990 $1,000 to $1,222 $1,345 to $1,643 $1,521 to $1,859

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lake Helen, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $38,942 ±$8,661
Median Rent $839 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.83% ± 17.65pp
Total Population 2,643

Population and Household Demographics

Lake Helen is a city in Volusia County, Florida with a population of 2,643. There are 1,092 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 21.61% of households in Lake Helen are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake Helen

The median gross income for households in Lake Helen is $38,942 a year, or $3,245 a month. The median rent for the city is $839 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake Helen, a household making less than $2,797 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake Helen.

Area Median Income In Lake Helen

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 Helen, the AMI is calculated from all households within Volusia County.

In Lake Helen, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,900

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 Helen

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 Helen

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550