Affordable Housing In Leon County
Waiting List Openings In Leon County
|Tallahassee Housing Authority Public Housing||Open Now|
33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leon County
Other Housing Authorities located in Leon County
|Tallahassee Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Leon County, Florida
There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,850 affordable apartments for rent in Leon County, Florida.
Income Based Apartments in Leon County, Florida
Leon County features 1,996 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 Leon County, Florida
There are 1,854 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leon County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Leon County, Florida
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Leon County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Leon County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Leon County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||33|
|Total Low Income Apartments||3,850|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,996|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||47.66%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.38|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Median Household Income||$46,745 ±$1,057|
|Median Rent||$925 ±$14|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||58.1% ± 1.99pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Leon County is a County in Florida with a population of 282,940. There are 110,834 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 47.66% of households in Leon County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Leon County
The median gross income for households in Leon County is $46,745 a year, or $3,895 a month. The median rent for the county is $925 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leon County, a household making less than $3,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Leon County.1
Area Median Income In Leon 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 Leon County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,900
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 Leon 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 Leon County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$14,500||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$24,150||$27,600||$31,050||$34,450||$37,250||$40,000||$42,750||$45,500|
|80% of Median||$38,600||$44,100||$49,600||$55,100||$59,550||$63,950||$68,350||$72,750|