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Affordable Housing In Miami
Miami Dade County, Florida

213 Low Income Apartment Communities In Miami

Orlando Apartments

458 NW 4th St
Miami, Florida
Subsidized

Cutler Meadows Apartments

11280 SW 196th St
Miami, Florida
Subsidized

Mayras Court Apartments

1529 NW North River Dr
Miami, Florida
Subsidized

Golden Pond Apartments

1000 NW 155th Ln
Miami, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Blue Lagoon Apartments

725 NW 57th Ave
Miami, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Borinquen Apartments

425 SW 10th Ave
Miami, Florida
Subsidized

Anne Marie Towers

436 NE 82nd St
Miami, Florida
Subsidized

Buena Vista Apartments

521 SW 6th St
Miami, Florida
Subsidized

Casa Isabel

300 SW 4th Ave
Miami, Florida
Subsidized

Los Robles

11495 W Flagler St
Miami, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Accepts Vouchers

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Miami, Florida

There are 213 low income housing apartment communities offering 26,988 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 14,648 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 213
Total Low Income Apartments 26,988
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.

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 $59,100

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 $19,200 $21,950 $24,700 $27,400 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $32,000 $36,600 $41,150 $45,700 $49,400 $53,050 $56,700 $60,350
80% of Median $51,200 $58,500 $65,800 $73,100 $78,950 $84,800 $90,650 $96,500