Orlando, Florida Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 3,731 income based apartments in Orlando where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 22,122 affordable apartments in Orlando that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Orlando, Florida

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Orlando. Go to the Florida Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Orlando.

NorthBridge at Millenia Lake

4902 Millenia Boulevard
Orlando, Florida

Ivey Lane Homes

24 Fanfair Avenue
Orlando, Florida
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Landon Pointe

1705 Grande Pointe Blvd.
Orlando, Florida
Family & Senior
Minimum Income Requirement

South Hiawassee Village

38 North Hiawassee Road
Orlando, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Murchison Terrace

3527 N. Wilts Circle
Orlando, Florida

Meadow Lake Apartments

3546 Meadow Lake Ln
Orlando, Florida

Reeves Terrace

200 Victor Avenue
Orlando, Florida
Family & Senior

Lorna Doone Apartments

1617 W Central Blvd
Orlando, Florida

Johnson Manor

4775 Curry Ford Rd
Orlando, Florida

The Villas at Carver Park

854 Carver Park St
Orlando, Florida
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Affordable Housing Near Orlando

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Orlando

City Apartments
Winter Park, FL Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in Winter Park.
Apopka, FL Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Apopka.
Winter Garden, FL Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Winter Garden.
Ocoee, FL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Ocoee.
Windermere, FL Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Windermere.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Orlando, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

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)
Go to the Florida Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Orlando.

Orlando, Florida Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Orlando, Florida

Orlando features 3,731 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 Orlando, Florida

There are 22,122 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orlando.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orlando, Florida

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

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

2023 Orlando, 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
Orlando, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,338 $1,422 $1,616 $2,064 $2,503
Orlando, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orlando, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 133
Total Low Income Apartments 25,853
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,731
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 63.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
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
Total Population 256,738

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.

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 $80,100

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Orlando

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Orlando AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,400 $19,900 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Orlando AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,450 $44,800 $48,100 $51,400 $54,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Orlando AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,450 $53,050 $59,700 $66,300 $71,650 $76,950 $82,250 $87,550