Affordable Housing In Okaloosa County
15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Okaloosa County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Okaloosa County, Florida
There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,324 affordable apartments for rent in Okaloosa County, Florida.
Income Based Apartments in Okaloosa County, Florida
Okaloosa County features 836 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 Okaloosa County, Florida
There are 488 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Okaloosa County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Okaloosa County, Florida
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Okaloosa County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Okaloosa County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Okaloosa County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,055 and $1,289.
2022 Okaloosa 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|
|Okaloosa County, Florida Fair Market Rent||$981||$987||$1,172||$1,542||$1,997|
|Okaloosa County, 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.
Okaloosa County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||15|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,324|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||836|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||36.49%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.47|
|Average Household Size||2.50|
|Median Household Income||$55,880 ±$1,223|
|Median Rent||$1,024 ±$21|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||47.15% ± 2.55pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Okaloosa County is a county in Florida with a population of 192,237. There are 74,884 households in the county with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 36.49% of households in Okaloosa County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Okaloosa County
The median gross income for households in Okaloosa County is $55,880 a year, or $4,657 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,024 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Okaloosa County, a household making less than $3,413 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Okaloosa County.
Area Median Income In Okaloosa 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 Okaloosa County, 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 Okaloosa 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 Okaloosa County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Okaloosa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Okaloosa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Okaloosa County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Okaloosa County
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|Crestview||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crestview is the Crestview Housing Authority.|
|Fort Walton Beach||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Walton Beach is the Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority.|
|Niceville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Niceville are the Niceville Housing Authority and Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority.|