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Affordable Housing In Nassau County

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Nassau County

Post Oak Apartments

996 Citrona Drive
Fernandina Beach, Florida
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Sandridge Apartments

2021 Jasmine Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida
1-2 BR

Countryside Apartments

1105 S 13th Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida
1-2 BR

Yulee Villas Apartments

850700 US Highway 17
Yulee, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Buccaneer Villas Apartments

1100 Lime St
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Income Based
2 BR

Pine Terrace Apts., Phase III

45153 Brown Street
Callahan, Florida
1 BR


1200 S. 15th Avenue
Fernandina, Florida

Cantebury of Hilliard

37119 Cantebury Dr
Hilliard, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Nassau Club Apartments

95150 Woodbridge Pkwy
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Pine Tree Apartments

3708 Pine Tree Dr
Hilliard, Florida

Guide To Affordable Housing in Nassau County, Florida

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 806 affordable apartments for rent in Nassau County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Nassau County, Florida

Nassau County features 383 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 Nassau County, Florida

There are 423 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Nassau County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Nassau County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Nassau County landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Nassau County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Nassau County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $953 and $1,165.

2020 Nassau County, 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 $700 $872 $1,059 $1,391 $1,777
Payment Standard Range $630 to $770 $785 to $959 $953 to $1,165 $1,252 to $1,530 $1,599 to $1,955

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Nassau County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 806
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 383
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $54,116 ±$2,461
Median Rent $1,046 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.93% ± 5.79pp
Total Population 75,880

Population and Household Demographics

Nassau County is a county in Florida with a population of 75,880. There are 28,306 households in the county with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 23.78% of households in Nassau County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Nassau County

The median gross income for households in Nassau County is $54,116 a year, or $4,510 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,046 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Nassau County, a household making less than $3,487 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Nassau County.

Area Median Income In Nassau 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 Nassau County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,000

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 Nassau 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Nassau County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,750 $18,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,250 $30,000 $33,750 $37,500 $40,500 $43,500 $46,500 $49,500
80% of Median $42,000 $48,000 $54,000 $60,000 $64,800 $69,600 $74,400 $79,200

Cities In Nassau County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Fernandina Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fernandina Beach is the Housing Authority of City of Fernandina Beach.
Nassau Village Ratliff
Nassau Village-Ratliff