Affordable Housing In Niceville
Okaloosa County, Florida

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Niceville

Wildwood

400 Kelly Rd
Niceville, Florida
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1 BR
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Partin Heights

207 Camellia Pl
Niceville, Florida
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Niceville, 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 Niceville, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Niceville Housing Authority Public Housing
Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Niceville, Florida

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 161 affordable apartments for rent in Niceville, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Niceville, Florida

Niceville features 161 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 Niceville, Florida

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Niceville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Niceville, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Niceville landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Niceville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Niceville, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,055 and $1,289.

2022 Niceville, 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
Niceville, Florida Fair Market Rent $981 $987 $1,172 $1,542 $1,997
Niceville, Florida Payment Standard Range $883 to $1,079 $888 to $1,086 $1,055 to $1,289 $1,388 to $1,696 $1,797 to $2,197

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Niceville, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 161
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 161
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.75
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $58,954 ±$5,014
Median Rent $949 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.67% ± 12.76pp
Total Population 13,929

Population and Household Demographics

Niceville is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida with a population of 13,929. There are 5,441 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 31.54% of households in Niceville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Niceville

The median gross income for households in Niceville is $58,954 a year, or $4,913 a month. The median rent for the city is $949 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Niceville, a household making less than $3,163 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Niceville.

Area Median Income In Niceville

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 Niceville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Okaloosa County.

In Niceville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,600

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 Niceville

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 Niceville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Niceville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,550 $18,900 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Niceville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,550 $31,450 $35,400 $39,300 $42,450 $45,600 $48,750 $51,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Niceville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,050 $50,350 $56,650 $62,900 $67,950 $73,000 $78,000 $83,050