Affordable Housing In Lee County
Florida

55 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lee County

Royal Palm Towers

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

John XXIII Villas

13251 Apaloosa Ln
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Westwood Apartments

3739 Metro Parkway
Fort Myers, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

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

Bonair Towers

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

Oasis at Renaissance Preserve

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

Horizon Apartments

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lee County, 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 Lee County, Florida

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lee County, Florida

There are 55 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,979 affordable apartments for rent in Lee County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Lee County, Florida

Lee County features 2,415 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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lee County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,306 and $1,596.

2023 Lee 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
Lee County, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,134 $1,141 $1,451 $1,896 $2,157
Lee County, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,021 to $1,247 $1,027 to $1,255 $1,306 to $1,596 $1,706 to $2,086 $1,941 to $2,373

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lee County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 55
Total Low Income Apartments 5,979
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,415
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.

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 $83,200

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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,900 $19,300 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,150 $32,200 $36,200 $40,200 $43,450 $46,650 $49,850 $53,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,050 $51,450 $57,900 $64,300 $69,450 $74,600 $79,750 $84,900

Cities In Lee County

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