Affordable Housing In Lee County
Florida

52 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lee County

Royal Palm Towers

2424 Edwards Dr
Fort Myers, Florida
$512-673
Studio-2 BR
55+

Oasis at Renaissance Preserve

4221 Othello Ln
Fort Myers, Florida
$608-728
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Woodward Manor

1301 Woodward Court
Lehigh Acres, Florida
$464-539
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Brookside Village Apartments

1011 Marsh Ave
Fort Myers, Florida
$690-1,009
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Coral Village Apartments

121 NE 10th Pl
Cape Coral, Florida
$616-742
1-2 BR

Heron Pond Apartments

1232 Village Lakes Blvd
Lehigh Acres, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Bonair Towers

1915 Halgrim Ave
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Horizon Apartments

5300 Summerlin Rd
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

East Pointe Place

3501 Dale St
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Southward Village

3012 Edison Ave
Fort Myers, Florida

Housing Authorities that serve Lee County

Housing Authority Programs
Lee County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Lee County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Public Housing Homeownership; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lee County, Florida

There are 52 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,948 affordable apartments for rent in Lee County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Lee County, Florida

Lee County features 2,384 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 Lee County, Florida

There are 3,564 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lee County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lee County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Lee County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lee County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 52
Total Low Income Apartments 5,948
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,384
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.93
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $48,537 ±$713
Median Rent $951 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.73% ± 1.52pp
Total Population 663,675

Population and Household Demographics

Lee County is a County in Florida with a population of 663,675. There are 252,287 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 30.97% of households in Lee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lee County

The median gross income for households in Lee County is $48,537 a year, or $4,045 a month. The median rent for the county is $951 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lee County, a household making less than $3,170 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Lee County.1

Area Median Income In Lee 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 Lee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,100

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 Lee 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 Lee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,500 $26,850 $30,200 $33,550 $36,250 $38,950 $41,650 $44,300
80% of Median $37,600 $43,000 $48,350 $53,700 $58,000 $62,300 $66,600 $70,900

Cities In Lee County

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City Listings Served By
Fort Myers 32 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fort Myers are the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers and Lee County Housing Authority.
Lehigh Acres 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lehigh Acres is the Lee County Housing Authority.
North Fort Myers 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Fort Myers is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Cape Coral 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cape Coral is the Lee County Housing Authority.
Alva 0
Lehigh 0
Estero 0
Bokeelia 0
Burnt Store Marina 0
Captiva 0
Charleston Park 0
Cypress Lake 0
Fort Myers Beach 0
Gateway 0
Harlem Heights 0
Iona 0
Lochmoor Waterway Estates 0
McGregor 0
Matlacha 0
Olga 0
Palmona Park 0
Pine Island Center 0
Pine Manor 0
San Carlos Park 0
Three Oaks 0
Tice 0
Villas 0
Whiskey Creek 0
Bonita Springs 1
Buckingham 0
Fort Myers Shores 0
Matlacha Isles Matlacha Shores 0
Page Park 0
Pineland 0
Punta Rassa 0
St. James City 0
Sanibel 0
Suncoast Estates 0
Matlacha Isles-Matlacha Shores 0