Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Orlando, FL

Discover affordable housing in Orlando where there are 207+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

221 Twisting Trail

221 Twisting Trail, Orlando, Florida 32825

bed 3
payment $2285/mo.

6755 Belmar Dr

6755 Belmar Dr, Orlando, Florida 32807

bed 3
payment $2275/mo.

860 N Orange Ave

860 N Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801

bed 1
payment $1500/mo.

2800 Clearfield Ave

2800 Clearfield Ave, Orlando, Florida 32808

bed 4
payment $2320/mo.

1720 Newton St

1720 Newton St, Orlando, Florida 32808

bed 3
payment $2199/mo.

5731 Vista Linda Dr

5731 Vista Linda Dr, Orlando, Florida 32822

bed 4
payment $2375/mo.

7741 Fort Sumter Dr

7741 Fort Sumter Dr, Orlando, Florida 32822

bed 3
payment $2355/mo.

928 Bridgeway Boulevard

928 Bridgeway Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32828

bed 4
payment $2805/mo.

10002 Shortwood Ln

10002 Shortwood Ln, Orlando, Florida 32836

bed 1
payment $900/mo.

7736 Covedale Dr

7736 Covedale Dr, Orlando, Florida 32818

bed 3
payment $2275/mo.

3428 Westland Dr

3428 Westland Dr, Orlando, Florida 32818

bed 3
payment $1770/mo.

5423 Andover Dr

5423 Andover Dr, Orlando, Florida 32812

bed 2
payment $1100/mo.

6623 Mangrove Chase Ave

6623 Mangrove Chase Ave, Orlando, Florida 32809

bed 4
payment $2710/mo.

3328 Coleman Pl

3328 Coleman Pl, Orlando, Florida 32805

bed 4
payment $2500/mo.

8612 Elba Way, Orlando, FL 32810

8612 Elba Way, Orlando, Florida 32810

bed 3
payment $1845/mo.

4033 E Michigan St Unit 4033

4033 E Michigan St Unit 4033, Orlando, Florida 32812

bed 1
payment $1179/mo.

2608 Oak Park Way

2608 Oak Park Way, Orlando, Florida 32822

bed 1
payment $1350/mo.

4232 Pacifica Drive

4232 Pacifica Dr, Orlando, Florida 32817

bed 4
payment $2435/mo.

4764 Miramar Rd

4764 Miramar Rd, Orlando, Florida 32811

bed 3
payment $2180/mo.

2821 Drake Dr

2821 Drake Dr, Orlando, Florida 32810

bed 1
payment $1300/mo.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Orlando, Florida

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Orlando, Florida
$23.17 (+193%) more than Florida minimum wage and $27.92 (+385%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for Orlando, Florida.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Orlando, Florida.

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

How many renters live in Orlando, Florida?

The City of Orlando has 316,086 people living in 136,364 households.

There are 173,340 renters living in 81,267 renter households in this City. Renters make up 54.84 percent of the population living in Orlando.

What is the rental market like in Orlando, Florida?

There are an estimated 147,352 housing units in the Orlando area. Of these, 86,391 units are rental homes, making up 59 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Orlando, Florida, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Orlando?

The rental vacancy rate in Orlando is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Orlando for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Orlando
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
6,448 23,526 37,582 10,379 2,748
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Orlando

A large number of apartments in Orlando have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Orlando are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 59 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 31 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Orlando

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,558 to $2,849. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,558
One BR $1,638
Two BR $1,857
Three BR $2,362
Four BR $2,849
2024 Fair Market Rents in Orlando, Florida

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Orlando?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 3,951 61 percent
One BR 15,802 67 percent
Two BR 13,034 35 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Orlando, Florida

How many affordable rental units are in Orlando?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Orlando, Florida including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 8,056
Public Housing 1,033
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 1,172
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 229
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 23
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Orlando, Florida

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Orlando, Florida

Orlando features 3,855 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 21,629 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 $1,671 and $2,043.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.