Affordable Housing In Martin County
14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Martin County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Martin County, Florida
There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,097 affordable apartments for rent in Martin County, Florida.
Income Based Apartments in Martin County, Florida
Martin County features 417 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 Martin County, Florida
There are 620 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Martin County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Martin County, Florida
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Martin County landlords $1,700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Martin County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Martin County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,086 and $1,328.
2020 Martin 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$932||$938||$1,207||$1,642||$1,907|
|Payment Standard Range||$839 to $1,025||$844 to $1,032||$1,086 to $1,328||$1,478 to $1,806||$1,716 to $2,098|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Martin County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||14|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,097|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||417|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||24.47%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.61|
|Average Household Size||2.39|
|Median Household Income||$51,593 ±$1,685|
|Median Rent||$971 ±$21|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||49.91% ± 3.3pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Martin County is a county in Florida with a population of 151,586. There are 61,952 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 24.47% of households in Martin County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Martin County
The median gross income for households in Martin County is $51,593 a year, or $4,299 a month. The median rent for the county is $971 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Martin County, a household making less than $3,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Martin County.
Area Median Income In Martin 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 Martin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500
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 Martin 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 Martin County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$14,600||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$44,120|
|50% of Median||$24,350||$27,800||$31,300||$34,750||$37,550||$40,350||$43,100||$45,900|
|80% of Median||$38,900||$44,450||$50,000||$55,550||$60,000||$64,450||$68,900||$73,350|
Cities In Martin County
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|North River Shores|
|Ocean Breeze Park|
|Stuart||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stuart is the Housing Authority of the City of Stuart.|