Affordable Housing In Miami Gardens
Miami Dade County, Florida

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Miami Gardens

Cordoba Courts

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

Palmetto Gardens

16850 NW 55th Ave
Miami Gardens, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Hamlet at Walden Pond

20855 NW 9th Ct
Miami Gardens, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
62+

187th Street Apartments

18665 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens, Florida
Subsidized

135th Street Apartments

2860 NW 135th St
Miami Gardens, Florida
Subsidized

183rd Street Apartments

18451 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens, Florida
Subsidized

Carol City Gardens

4601 NW 183rd St
Miami Gardens, Florida
Subsidized

The Gardens Apartments

13180 Port Said Rd
Miami Gardens, Florida
Subsidized

St Monica Apartments

3425 NW 189th St
Miami Gardens, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Archbishop Mccarthy Residence

13201 NW 28th Ave
Miami Gardens, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Miami Gardens, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Miami Gardens, Florida

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Miami Gardens, Florida

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,452 affordable apartments for rent in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Miami Gardens, Florida

Miami Gardens features 1,762 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 Gardens, Florida

There are 1,690 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Miami Gardens.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Miami Gardens, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Miami Gardens landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Miami Gardens.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Miami Gardens, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,505 and $1,839.

2022 Miami Gardens, 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 Gardens, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,162 $1,332 $1,672 $2,220 $2,631
Miami Gardens, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,046 to $1,278 $1,199 to $1,465 $1,505 to $1,839 $1,998 to $2,442 $2,368 to $2,894

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Miami Gardens, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 3,452
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,762
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.91%
Average Renter Household Size 3.29
Average Household Size 3.57
Median Household Income $38,253 ±$1,825
Median Rent $1,092 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.23% ± 4.8pp
Total Population 112,021

Population and Household Demographics

Miami Gardens is a city in Miami Dade County, Florida with a population of 112,021. There are 31,003 households in the city with an average household size of 3.57 persons. 34.91% of households in Miami Gardens are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Miami Gardens

The median gross income for households in Miami Gardens is $38,253 a year, or $3,188 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,092 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Miami Gardens, a household making less than $3,640 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Miami Gardens.

Area Median Income In Miami Gardens

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

In Miami Gardens, 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 Gardens

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 Gardens

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