Amelia Court at Creative Village

659 West Amelia Street
Orlando, Florida
1 BR

City View

595 W Church St
Orlando, Florida
S. 223
Local Program

Green Gables Apartments

5201 Via Alizar
Orlando, Florida
Studio-3 BR

Windsor Cove Apartments

1486 Mercy Dr
Orlando, Florida
2-3 BR

Pendana at West Lakes

2023 Orange Center Boulevard
Orlando, Florida
Local Program
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
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There are 24,538 low-income apartments in Orange County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Orange County, Florida can range from $600 to $1,729 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 4,659 low-income homes in Orange County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $387 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on February 14th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Orange County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing and Community Development Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Florida Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Orange County.

Orange County, Florida Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Orange County, Florida

Orange County features 4,659 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 Orange County, Florida

There are 24,538 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orange County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orange County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Orange County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Orange County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orange County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,454 and $1,778.

2023 Orange 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
Orange County, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,338 $1,422 $1,616 $2,064 $2,503
Orange County, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,204 to $1,472 $1,280 to $1,564 $1,454 to $1,778 $1,858 to $2,270 $2,253 to $2,753

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Orange County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 164
Total Low Income Apartments 29,197
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,659
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $47,943 ±$622
Median Rent $1,033 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.86% ± 1.2pp
Total Population 1,229,039

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.

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 $85,700

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Orange County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Orange County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,450 $21,100 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Orange County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,750 $35,150 $39,550 $43,900 $47,450 $50,950 $54,450 $57,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Orange County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,150 $56,200 $63,200 $70,200 $75,850 $81,450 $87,050 $92,700