Affordable Housing In Miami Dade County
Florida

364 Low Income Apartment Communities In Miami Dade County

Princeton Park

13105 SW 248th St
Homestead, FL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Campbell Arms

800 NE 12th Avenue
Homestead, FL
$526-642
1-3 BR

Villa Patricia I

234 NE 79th St
Miami, FL
Call For Rent
1 BR

Village Allapattah I

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

Villa Biscayne Apartments

15350 SW 284 Street
Homestead, FL
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Northside Transit Village

3101 NW 77th St
Miami, FL
$496-1,153
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Ambar Key Homes

241 NE 5th Pl
Florida City, FL
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Lummus Park Manor

350 NW 2nd St
Miami, FL
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Cutler Manor

10875 SW 216th Street
Miami, FL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Cordoba Courts

13875 NW 22nd Ave
Miami Gardens, FL
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Miami Dade County

Housing Authority Programs
Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Miami Dade County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Hialeah Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Homestead Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Miami Hsg Conservation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Carrfour Supportive Housing Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Miami Dade County, Florida

There are 364 low income housing apartment communities offering 47,098 affordable apartments for rent in Miami Dade County, Florida. Miami Dade County features 20,073 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 26,589 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Miami Dade County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Miami Dade County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 364
Total Low Income Apartments 47,098
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20,073
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.1

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 $54,900

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 Miami Dade County HUD Rental Assistance in Miami Dade County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,800 $20,350 $22,900 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,650 $33,900 $38,150 $42,350 $45,750 $49,150 $52,550 $55,950
80% of Median $47,450 $54,200 $61,000 $67,750 $73,200 $78,600 $84,050 $89,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Miami Dade County

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, 132 low income apartment communities containing 22,669 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Miami Dade County 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 Dade County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $29,650 $33,900 $38,150 $42,350 $45,750 $49,150 $52,550 $55,950
60% of Median $35,580 $40,680 $45,780 $50,820 $54,900 $58,980 $63,060 $67,140

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 Dade County is $45,780 a year, or $3,815 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,815 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,145 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% $741 $794 $954 $1,101 $1,229 $1,356
60% $890 $953 $1,145 $1,322 $1,475 $1,628
Fair Market Rents in Miami Dade County

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,084 $1,285 $1,625 $2,164 $2,621

Cities In Miami Dade County

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City Listings Served By
Miami 213 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Miami are the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development and Miami Hsg Conservation.
Homestead 41 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Homestead are the Homestead Housing Authority and Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.
Hialeah 32 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hialeah are the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development and Hialeah Housing Authority.
Miami Beach 27 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Miami Beach are the Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.
North Miami Beach 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Miami Beach is the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.
North Miami 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Miami is the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.
Leisure City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leisure City is the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.
Florida City 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Florida City is the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.
Hialeah Gardens 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hialeah Gardens is the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.
Opa-locka 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Opa-locka is the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.
Miami Gardens 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Miami Gardens is the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.
Coral Gables 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coral Gables is the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.
Perrine 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perrine is the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.
Cutler Bay 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cutler Bay is the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.
Goulds 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goulds is the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development.