Affordable Housing In Orange County
Florida

144 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orange County

River Reach Apartments

1628 River Reach Dr
Orlando, FL
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Kinneret II

515 S Delaney Ave
Orlando, FL
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Tranquil Terrace

845 W Swoope Ave
Winter Park, FL
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Green Gables Apartments

5201 Via Alizar
Orlando, FL
$657-886
Studio-3 BR

Windsor Cove Apartments

1486 Mercy Dr
Orlando, FL
$600-714
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Amelia Court at Creative Village

659 Amelia Street
Orlando,
$1,156-1,729
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Meadows Apartment

718 Margaret Sq
Winter Park, FL
Income Based
1-5 BR

Wellington Park

1225 Apley Circle
Apopka,
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Metro Place Apartments

907 S Kirkman Rd
Orlando, FL
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

San Jose Apartments

2353 Winter Woods Blvd
Winter Park, FL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 144 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 24,662 affordable apartments for rent in Orange County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 4,465 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Orange County, HUD housing programs support 965 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 20,197 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Orange County

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing and Community Development Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Orange County

Housing Authority Programs
Orlando Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Winter Park Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orange County, Florida

Orange County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 144
Total Low Income Apartments 24,662
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 4,465
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Total Population 1,229,039
Housing Units 434,319
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $47,943 ±$622
Median Rent $1,033 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.86% ± 1.2pp

Population and Household Demographics

Orange County is a County in Florida with a population of 1,229,039. There are 434,319 households in the county with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 44.99% of households in Orange County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orange County

The median gross income for households in Orange County is $47,943 a year, or $3,995 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,033 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orange County, a household making less than $3,443 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Orange County.1

Area Median Income In Orange 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 Orange County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,100

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 Orange 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 Orange County HUD Rental Assistance in Orange County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
80% of Median $38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,500 $59,950 $64,400 $68,850 $73,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Orange County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2012, 90 low income apartment communities containing 20,043 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Orange County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Orange County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $29,160 $33,360 $37,500 $41,640 $45,000 $48,360 $51,660 $55,020

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Orange County is $37,500 a year, or $3,125 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,125 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $938 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $608 $651 $781 $903 $1,008 $1,111
60% $729 $782 $938 $1,083 $1,209 $1,334
Fair Market Rents in Orange County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$932 $1,004 $1,190 $1,576 $1,879

Cities In Orange County

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City Listings Served By
Orlando 121 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Orlando are the Orlando Housing Authority and Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Winter Park 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Winter Park are the Winter Park Housing Authority and Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Winter Garden 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winter Garden is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Apopka 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Apopka is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Lake Butler 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Butler is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Windermere 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Windermere is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Ocoee 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ocoee is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Fairview Shores 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairview Shores is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Belle Isle 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belle Isle is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Alafaya 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alafaya is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Azalea Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Azalea Park is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Bay Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bay Hill is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Clarcona 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarcona is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Eatonville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eatonville is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Goldenrod 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goldenrod is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Gotha 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gotha is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Horizon West 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Horizon West is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Hunters Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hunters Creek is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Lake Hart 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Hart is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Lake Mary Jane 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Mary Jane is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Lockhart 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lockhart is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Maitland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maitland is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Oakland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakland is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Oak Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Ridge is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Pine Castle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Castle is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Rio Pinar 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rio Pinar is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Sky Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sky Lake is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
South Apopka 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Apopka is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Southchase 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southchase is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Tangelo Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tangelo Park is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
University 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves University is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Wedgefield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wedgefield is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Williamsburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williamsburg is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Bay Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bay Lake is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Bithlo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bithlo is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Christmas 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Christmas is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Conway 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conway is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Doctor Phillips 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Doctor Phillips is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Edgewood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgewood is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Holden Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holden Heights is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Lake Buena Vista 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Buena Vista is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Meadow Woods 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meadow Woods is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Orlovista 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orlovista is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Paradise Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paradise Heights is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Pine Hills 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Hills is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Taft 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taft is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Tangerine 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tangerine is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Tildenville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tildenville is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Union Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union Park is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.
Zellwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zellwood is the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division.