Miami Beach, Florida Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 1,634 income based apartments in Miami Beach where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 489 affordable apartments in Miami Beach that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Miami Beach, Florida

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Miami Beach. Go to the Florida Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Miami Beach.

Marian Towers

17505 N Bay Rd
Miami Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Rebecca Towers North

200 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Steven E. Chaykin Apartments

321 Michigan Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida
62+
Accessible
Affordable

Harding Village - Miami Beach

8540 Harding Ave
Miami Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Affordable

Shep Davis Plaza

220 23rd St
Miami Beach, Florida
Rent Assisted

Council Towers

1040 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, Florida
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lulav Square Apartments

628 Lenox Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida
Rent Assisted

Four Freedoms House

3800 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, Florida
Rent Assisted

530 Michigan Apartments

530 Michigan Ave
Miami Beach, Florida
Affordable

532 Michigan Apartments

532 Michigan Ave
Miami Beach, Florida
55+
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Miami Beach

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City Apartments
Miami, FL Affordable Housing programs support 237 apartment communities in Miami.
Homestead, FL Affordable Housing programs support 55 apartment communities in Homestead.
Hialeah, FL Affordable Housing programs support 33 apartment communities in Hialeah.
Cutler Bay, FL Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in Cutler Bay.
Miami Gardens, FL Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Miami Gardens.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Miami Beach, Florida

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moderate Rehabilitation
Go to the Florida Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Miami Beach.

Miami Beach, Florida Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach features 1,634 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 Miami Beach, Florida

There are 489 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Miami Beach.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Miami Beach, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Miami Beach landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Miami Beach.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Miami Beach, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,731 and $2,115.

2023 Miami Beach, 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
Miami Beach, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,362 $1,546 $1,923 $2,530 $2,997
Miami Beach, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,226 to $1,498 $1,391 to $1,701 $1,731 to $2,115 $2,277 to $2,783 $2,697 to $3,297

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Miami Beach, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 2,147
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,634
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 63.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 2.09
Median Household Income $44,342 ±$2,316
Median Rent $1,138 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.79% ± 2.86pp
Total Population 91,564

Population and Household Demographics

Miami Beach is a city in Miami Dade County, Florida with a population of 91,564. There are 43,266 households in the city with an average household size of 2.09 persons. 63.31% of households in Miami Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Miami Beach

The median gross income for households in Miami Beach is $44,342 a year, or $3,695 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,138 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Miami Beach, a household making less than $3,793 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Miami Beach.

Area Median Income In Miami Beach

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

In Miami Beach, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,300

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 Beach

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 Miami Beach

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Miami Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,500 $23,400 $26,350 $29,250 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Miami Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,150 $39,000 $43,900 $48,750 $52,650 $56,550 $60,450 $64,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Miami Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,600 $62,400 $70,200 $78,000 $84,250 $90,500 $96,750 $103,000