Affordable Housing In Miami
Miami Dade County, Florida

214 Low Income Apartment Communities In Miami

Saint Agustin Villas

1919 NW 15th Ave
Miami, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Las Palmas I

740 NW 25th Ave
Miami, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Las Palmas II

2501 NW 7th St
Miami, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Miami Garden Apartments

18175 NW 22 Ave
Miami, Florida
Subsidized

Robert Sharp Towers I & II

103 NW 202nd Ter
Miami, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Town Park Plaza South

1798 NW 5th Ave
Miami, Florida
Subsidized

Sylvia Court

1637 SW 12th St
Miami, Florida
Subsidized

Villa Beatriz

776 NW 2nd St
Miami, Florida
Subsidized

Sierra Lake Apartments

255 NE 195 St
Miami, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Twin Lakes Apartments

1007 NW 155th Ln
Miami, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Miami

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Miami

Housing Authority Programs
Carrfour Supportive Housing Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Miami, Florida

There are 214 low income housing apartment communities offering 27,098 affordable apartments for rent in Miami, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Miami, Florida

Miami features 12,144 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 14,758 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 $1,463 and $1,788.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $1,084 $1,285 $1,625 $2,164 $2,621
Payment Standard Range $976 to $1,192 $1,157 to $1,414 $1,463 to $1,788 $1,948 to $2,380 $2,359 to $2,883

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Miami, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 214
Total Low Income Apartments 27,098
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12,144
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.1

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 $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

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

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