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Affordable Housing In Melbourne
Brevard County, Florida


Waiting List Openings In Melbourne

Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of Brevard County Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Melbourne

Trinity Towers East

700 E Strawbridge Ave
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Trinity Towers West

650 E Strawbridge Ave
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized

Shull Manor Apartments

713 E University Blvd
Melbourne, Florida
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized
Accepts Vouchers

Arch Creek Run

173 Rachel St
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized

Ascension Manor

2960 Pineapple Ave
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Abilities at San Juan II

100 San Juan Cir
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Trinity Towers South

615 E New Haven Ave
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sabal Palms Apartments

3001 Fountainhead Circle
Melbourne, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Abilities at English Park

1225 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Briarstone Apartments

3034 Lipscomb St
Melbourne, Florida
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Melbourne

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Brevard County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Melbourne, Florida

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,760 affordable apartments for rent in Melbourne, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Melbourne, Florida

Melbourne features 925 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 Melbourne, Florida

There are 835 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Melbourne.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Melbourne, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Melbourne landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Melbourne.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Melbourne, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $970 and $1,186.

2020 Melbourne, 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 $702 $866 $1,078 $1,465 $1,788
Payment Standard Range $632 to $772 $779 to $953 $970 to $1,186 $1,319 to $1,612 $1,609 to $1,967

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Melbourne, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,760
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 925
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $40,219 ±$1,723
Median Rent $837 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.63% ± 3.69pp
Total Population 78,012

Population and Household Demographics

Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida with a population of 78,012. There are 33,619 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 41.26% of households in Melbourne are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Melbourne

The median gross income for households in Melbourne is $40,219 a year, or $3,352 a month. The median rent for the city is $837 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Melbourne, a household making less than $2,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Melbourne.

Area Median Income In Melbourne

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 Melbourne, the AMI is calculated from all households within Brevard County.

In Melbourne, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,200

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 Melbourne

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 Melbourne

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,550 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,250 $27,700 $31,150 $34,600 $37,400 $40,150 $42,950 $45,700
80% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100