Low Income Apartments In Miami
Miami Dade County, Florida

Low Income Apartments In Miami

Villa Patricia I

234 NE 79th St
Miami, FL

Village Allapattah I

2370 NW 17th Ave
Miami, FL
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Cutler Manor

10875 SW 216th Street
Miami, FL
1-3 BR

New Horizons

690 NW 60th Street
Miami, FL
1 BR

Cutler Glen-Meadows

11100 SW 196th Street
Miami, FL
1-2 BR

Temple Court Apartments

431 NW 3rd Street
Miami, FL

Hidden Cove Apartments

1030 NW 155th Ln
Miami, FL
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Park City Apartments

845 NW 155TH LANE
Miami, FL


2920 SW 28th Ter
Miami, FL
Studio-1 BR
HCV Welcome

Barbara Court Apartments

1472 NW 14th Street
Miami, FL

There are 224 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 30,038 affordable apartments for rent in Miami, Florida. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 14,830 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 3,268 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Miami. There are 15,012 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Miami

Housing Authority Programs
Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing
Miami Hsg Conservation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Hialeah Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Miami

Housing Authority Programs
Carrfour Supportive Housing, Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Miami, Florida

Miami, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 224
Total Low Income Apartments 30,038
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 14,830
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 69.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Total Population 424,632
Housing Units 157,347
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $31,051 ±$635
Median Rent $971 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.82% ± 1.47pp

Population and Household Demographics

Miami is a City in Miami Dade County, Florida with a population of 424,632. There are 157,347 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 69.03% of households in Miami are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Miami

The median gross income for households in Miami is $31,051 a year, or $2,588 a month. The median rent for the city is $971 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Miami, a household making less than $3,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Miami.1

Area Median Income In Miami

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 Miami, the AMI is calculated from all households within Miami Dade County.

In Miami, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,300

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 Miami

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 Miami HUD Rental Assistance in Miami

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,550 $18,900 $21,250 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $27,550 $31,500 $35,450 $39,350 $42,500 $45,650 $48,800 $51,950
80% of Median $44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $62,950 $68,000 $73,050 $78,100 $83,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Miami

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2012, 75 low income apartment communities containing 12,675 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Miami by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Miami

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $33,060 $37,800 $42,540 $47,220 $51,000 $54,780 $58,560 $62,340

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Miami is $42,540 a year, or $3,545 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,545 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,064 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $689 $738 $886 $1,023 $1,141 $1,259
60% $827 $886 $1,064 $1,228 $1,370 $1,511
Fair Market Rents in Miami

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$951 $1,147 $1,454 $1,934 $2,354