Affordable Housing In Orlando
Orange County, Florida

120 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orlando

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

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 W Amelia St
Orlando, FL
$1,156-1,729
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Pendana at West Lakes

2023 Orange Center Blvd
Orlando, FL
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

The Landings at Timberleaf

5435 Timberleaf Drive
Orlando, FL
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Timber Sound Apartments

4963 Raleigh Street
Orlando, FL
$342-375
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Laurel Hills Villas II

7010 Balboa Dr
Orlando, FL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 120 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 21,705 affordable apartments for rent in Orlando. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 3,808 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Orlando, HUD housing programs support 864 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 17,897 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Orlando

Housing Authority Programs
Orlando Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Orange County Housing and Community Development Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 120
Total Low Income Apartments 21,705
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,808
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 63.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Total Population 256,738
Housing Units 105,359
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $42,318 ±$1,134
Median Rent $1,003 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.19% ± 2.17pp

Population and Household Demographics

Orlando is a City in Orange County, Florida with a population of 256,738. There are 105,359 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 63.78% of households in Orlando are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orlando

The median gross income for households in Orlando is $42,318 a year, or $3,527 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,003 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orlando, a household making less than $3,343 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Orlando.1

Area Median Income In Orlando

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 Orlando, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Orlando, 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 Orlando

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 Orlando HUD Rental Assistance in Orlando

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 Orlando

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, 79 low income apartment communities containing 17,797 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Orlando 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 Orlando

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
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 Orlando 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 Orlando

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