Miami, Florida Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 12,612 income based apartments in Miami where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 16,512 affordable apartments in Miami that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Miami, Florida

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


11900 NE 16th Ave
Miami, Florida

Urban Leaugue - Floral Heights

2472 NW 58th St
Miami, Florida

Pinnacle Square

8300 NE 1st Pl
Miami, Florida

Parkview Gardens

1437 NW 61st St
Miami, Florida

Everett Stewart Senior Village

5255 NW 29th Ave
Miami, Florida

Bonita Cove

5715 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida

Del Prado Gardens Townhouses

18081 NW 40th Pl
Miami, Florida

Captiva Club

17680 SW 107th Ave
Miami, Florida

Royal Coast

9001 SW 156th St
Miami, Florida

Central City Apartments

701 NW 10th St
Miami, Florida
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Affordable Housing Near Miami

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City Apartments
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.
Miami Gardens, FL Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Miami Gardens.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Miami, 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
Miami Hsg Conservation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Florida Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Miami.

Miami, Florida Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Miami, Florida

Miami features 12,612 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, Florida

There are 16,512 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Miami.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Miami, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Miami landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Miami.

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

2023 Miami, 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, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,362 $1,546 $1,923 $2,530 $2,997
Miami, 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 research.

Miami, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 237
Total Low Income Apartments 29,320
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12,612
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 69.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $31,051 ±$635
Median Rent $971 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.82% ± 1.47pp
Total Population 424,632

Population and Household Demographics

Miami is a city in Miami Dade County, Florida with a population of 424,632. There are 157,347 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 69.03% of households in Miami are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Miami

The median gross income for households in Miami is $31,051 a year, or $2,588 a month. The median rent for the city is $971 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Miami, a household making less than $3,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Miami.

Area Median Income In Miami

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

In Miami, 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

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

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