Affordable Housing In Mary Esther
Okaloosa County, Florida

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mary Esther, Florida

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Mary Esther, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Mary Esther, Florida

Mary Esther 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 Mary Esther, Florida

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mary Esther.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mary Esther, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mary Esther landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Mary Esther.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mary Esther, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,055 and $1,289.

2022 Mary Esther, 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
Mary Esther, Florida Fair Market Rent $981 $987 $1,172 $1,542 $1,997
Mary Esther, Florida Payment Standard Range $883 to $1,079 $888 to $1,086 $1,055 to $1,289 $1,388 to $1,696 $1,797 to $2,197

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mary Esther, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $54,429 ±$6,990
Median Rent $1,022 ±$203
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.62% ± 15.45pp
Total Population 4,109

Population and Household Demographics

Mary Esther is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida with a population of 4,109. There are 1,766 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 31.09% of households in Mary Esther are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mary Esther

The median gross income for households in Mary Esther is $54,429 a year, or $4,536 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 Mary Esther, a household making less than $3,407 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Mary Esther.

Area Median Income In Mary Esther

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 Mary Esther, the AMI is calculated from all households within Okaloosa County.

In Mary Esther, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,600

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 Mary Esther

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 Mary Esther

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mary Esther AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,550 $18,900 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mary Esther AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,550 $31,450 $35,400 $39,300 $42,450 $45,600 $48,750 $51,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mary Esther AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,050 $50,350 $56,650 $62,900 $67,950 $73,000 $78,000 $83,050