Affordable Housing In Martin County

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Martin County

Ocean Pointe

300 SE Saint Lucie Blvd
Stuart, Florida
1-3 BR

Crossings at Indian Run

3800 SE Gatehouse Cir
Stuart, Florida
1-3 BR

Villa Assumpta

2539 NE Mission Dr
Jensen Beach, Florida
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Crossings at Indian Run

3800 SE Gatehouse Circle
Stuart, Florida

Joseph Lee Gardens

14757 SW Andalucia Ct
Indiantown, Florida

Sierra Apartments

1001 SE Monterey Rd
Stuart, Florida
Disabled Supportive Housing

Lakeside Apartments

701 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Stuart, Florida

Scatterd Site

500 SE Church St
Stuart, Florida

Salerno Cove

3418 SE Cobia Way
Stuart, Florida

New Hope 95hr011

17563 SW Lincoln St
Indiantown, Florida

Guide To Affordable Housing in Martin County, Florida

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,641 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 1,164 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 $1,312 and $1,604.

2023 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
Martin County, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,153 $1,160 $1,458 $1,969 $2,265
Martin County, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,038 to $1,268 $1,044 to $1,276 $1,312 to $1,604 $1,772 to $2,166 $2,039 to $2,492

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Martin County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,641
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
Total Population 151,586

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 $84,500

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Martin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,800 $19,200 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Martin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Martin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $64,000 $69,150 $74,250 $79,400 $84,500

Cities In Martin County

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City Served By
Hobe Sound
Jensen Beach
Jupiter Island
North River Shores
Ocean Breeze Park
Palm City
Port Salerno
Sewall's Point
Stuart The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stuart is the Housing Authority of the City of Stuart.