Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Miami Dade County, FL

Discover affordable housing in Miami Dade County where there are 417+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Campbell Arms

800 NE 12th Avenue , Homestead, Florida 33030

Villa Patricia I

234 NE 79th St, Miami, Florida 33138

Village Allapattah I

2370 NW 17th Ave, Miami, Florida 33142

New Horizons

690 NW 60th Street , Miami, Florida 33127

Calusa Cove

8160 SW 210th St, Cutler Bay, Florida 33189

Princeton Park

13105 Southwest 248th Street, Homestead, Florida 33032

Lake Point Plaza Apartments

1005 & 1025 West 76th Street, Hialeah, Florida 33014

Cutler Manor

10875 SW 216th Street , Miami, Florida 33170

Villa Biscayne Apartments

15350 SW 284 Street, Homestead, Florida 33033

Cherry Village

421 NE 12th Avenue, Homestead, Florida 33030

Lucida Apartments

15800 NW 77th Ct, Miami, Florida 33016

Orchid Grove

750 NW 8th St, Florida City, Florida 33034

BCC Apartments

21160 SW 112th Avenue, Cutler Bay, Florida 33189

Lulav Square Apartments

628 Lenox Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Mildred and Claude Pepper Towers

2350 NW 54th St, Miami, Florida 33142

Lincoln Fields Apartments

2020 NW 63rd St, Miami, Florida 33147

Hainlin Mills

10400 SW 216th St, Cutler Bay, Florida 33190

Brownsville Transit Village II

5275 NW 29th Ave, Miami, Florida 33142

Notre Dame

5725 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33127

Labre Place

350 NW 4th St, Miami, Florida 33128

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Miami Dade County, Florida
$32.02 (+267%) more than Florida minimum wage and $36.77 (+507%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moderate Rehabilitation programs for Miami Dade County, Florida.

Go to the Florida Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Miami Dade County.

How many renters live in Miami Dade County, Florida?

The County of Miami Dade County has 2,673,837 people living in 983,509 households.

There are 1,189,560 renters living in 475,630 renter households in this County. Renters make up 44.49 percent of the population living in Miami Dade County.

What is the rental market like in Miami Dade County, Florida?

There are an estimated 1,095,510 housing units in the Miami Dade County area. Of these, 508,878 units are rental homes, making up 46 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Miami Dade County, Florida, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Miami Dade County?

The rental vacancy rate in Miami Dade County is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Miami Dade County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Miami Dade County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
42,326 137,726 187,941 85,855 19,413
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Miami Dade County

A large number of apartments in Miami Dade County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Miami Dade County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 60 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 33 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Miami Dade County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,683 to $3,589. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,683
One BR $1,884
Two BR $2,324
Three BR $3,027
Four BR $3,589
2024 Fair Market Rents in Miami Dade County, Florida

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Miami Dade County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 27,186 64 percent
One BR 77,160 56 percent
Two BR 61,044 32 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Miami Dade County, Florida

How many affordable rental units are in Miami Dade County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Miami Dade County, Florida including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 35,236
Public Housing 7,692
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 9,416
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 1,496
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 2,074
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 121
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 15
USDA Section 514 Farm Labor Housing 808
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Miami Dade County, Florida

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Miami Dade County, Florida

Miami Dade County features 20,085 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 31,461 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 $2,092 and $2,556.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.