Miami Dade County, Florida Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 20,760 income based apartments in Miami Dade County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 31,260 affordable apartments in Miami Dade County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Miami Dade County, Florida

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

Robert Forcum Towers

220 W 74th Pl
Hialeah, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Brownsville Transit Village II

5275 NW 29th Ave
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Princeton Park

13105 Southwest 248th Street
Homestead, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Lake Point Plaza Apartments

1005 & 1025 West 76th Street
Hialeah, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Coral Bay Cove Apartments

25851 S. Dixie Hwy
Homestead, Florida
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

Hadley Gardens

3031 NW 19th Ave
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+

Notre Dame

5725 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Merritt Place Estates

701 SW 12th St
Florida City, Florida
Call For Rent
3-4 BR
Affordable

Richmond Pine

14700 Booker T Washington Blvd
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Villa Patricia I

234 NE 79th St
Miami, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Miami Dade County

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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.
Miami Beach, FL Affordable Housing programs support 28 apartment communities in Miami Beach.
Cutler Bay, FL Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in Cutler Bay.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Miami Dade County, 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
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 Dade County.

Miami Dade County, Florida Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Miami Dade County, Florida

Miami Dade County features 20,760 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 Dade County, Florida

There are 31,260 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Miami Dade County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Miami Dade County, Florida

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

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

2023 Miami Dade 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
Miami Dade County, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,362 $1,546 $1,923 $2,530 $2,997
Miami Dade County, 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 Dade County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 411
Total Low Income Apartments 53,160
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20,760
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.88
Average Household Size 3.08
Median Household Income $43,129 ±$454
Median Rent $1,112 ±$6
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.79% ± 0.71pp
Total Population 2,639,042

Population and Household Demographics

Miami Dade County is a county in Florida with a population of 2,639,042. There are 842,153 households in the county with an average household size of 3.08 persons. 46.23% of households in Miami Dade County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Miami Dade County

The median gross income for households in Miami Dade County is $43,129 a year, or $3,594 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,112 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Miami Dade County, a household making less than $3,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Miami Dade County.

Area Median Income In Miami Dade 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 Miami Dade County, 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 Dade 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 Miami Dade County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Miami Dade County 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 Dade County 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 Dade County 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