Affordable Housing In Leisure City
Miami Dade County, Florida

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leisure City

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SW 282nd St and S Dixie Hwy
Leisure City, Florida
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Leisure City, 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 Leisure City, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Leisure City, Florida

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 110 affordable apartments for rent in Leisure City, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Leisure City, Florida

Leisure City 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 Leisure City, Florida

There are 110 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leisure City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Leisure City, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Leisure City landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Leisure City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Leisure City, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,505 and $1,839.

2022 Leisure City, 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
Leisure City, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,162 $1,332 $1,672 $2,220 $2,631
Leisure City, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,046 to $1,278 $1,199 to $1,465 $1,505 to $1,839 $1,998 to $2,442 $2,368 to $2,894

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Leisure City, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 110
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.08%
Average Renter Household Size 4.15
Average Household Size 3.99
Median Household Income $34,428 ±$2,049
Median Rent $1,022 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 70.15% ± 7.98pp
Total Population 25,952

Population and Household Demographics

Leisure City is a city in Miami Dade County, Florida with a population of 25,952. There are 6,478 households in the city with an average household size of 3.99 persons. 46.08% of households in Leisure City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Leisure City

The median gross income for households in Leisure City is $34,428 a year, or $2,869 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,022 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leisure City, a household making less than $3,407 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 70.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Leisure City.

Area Median Income In Leisure City

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 Leisure City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Miami Dade County.

In Leisure City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,000

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 Leisure City

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 Leisure City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Leisure City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,000 $21,700 $24,400 $27,100 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Leisure City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,650 $36,200 $40,700 $45,200 $48,850 $52,450 $56,050 $59,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Leisure City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,650 $57,850 $65,100 $72,300 $78,100 $83,900 $89,700 $95,450