Affordable Housing In Lecanto
Citrus County, Florida

Waiting List Openings In Lecanto

Citrus County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Citrus County Housing Services Division (HSD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from July 28, 2021 at 9:00 am, until July 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET.

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1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lecanto

Magnolia Village Apartments

2355 W Silver Hill Ln
Lecanto, Florida
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Housing Authorities that serve Lecanto

Housing Authority Programs
Citrus County Housing Services Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lecanto, Florida

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in Lecanto, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Lecanto, Florida

Lecanto 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 Lecanto, Florida

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lecanto.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lecanto, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lecanto, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $806 and $985.

2021 Lecanto, 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
Lecanto, Florida Fair Market Rent $659 $679 $895 $1,279 $1,550
Lecanto, Florida Payment Standard Range $593 to $725 $611 to $747 $806 to $985 $1,151 to $1,407 $1,395 to $1,705

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lecanto, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 40
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.45%
Average Renter Household Size 1.68
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $43,058 ±$5,835
Median Rent $735 ±$90
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.41% ± 25.09pp
Total Population 5,415

Population and Household Demographics

Lecanto is a city in Citrus County, Florida with a population of 5,415. There are 1,957 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 18.45% of households in Lecanto are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lecanto

The median gross income for households in Lecanto is $43,058 a year, or $3,588 a month. The median rent for the city is $735 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lecanto, a household making less than $2,450 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Lecanto.

Area Median Income In Lecanto

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 Lecanto, the AMI is calculated from all households within Citrus County.

In Lecanto, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,900

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 Lecanto

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 Lecanto

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lecanto AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,950 $32,150 $34,350 $36,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lecanto AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,400 $22,200 $24,950 $27,700 $29,950 $32,150 $34,350 $36,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lecanto AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,450 $39,900 $44,300 $47,850 $51,400 $54,950 $58,500