Affordable Housing In Orlando
Orange County, Florida

120 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orlando

Citrus Glen Apartments

5201 Limelight Cir
Orlando, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Dovetail Villas

6002 Mausser Dr
Orlando, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Oak Glen

2012 Mercy Dr
Orlando, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Oakland Village Estates

452 Cypress St
Orlando, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Pinnacle Cove

13513 Inlet Ln
Orlando, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Oak Ridge Apartments

5756 Harbor Chase Cir
Orlando, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Ridge Club II

4602 Oak Haven Dr
Orlando, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

The Glenn on Millenia Blvd.

5234 Millenia Blvd
Orlando, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Hidden Creek Villas

2013 Rivertree Cir
Orlando, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Berkshire Club

1921 Stable Dr
Orlando, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

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

There are 120 low income housing apartment communities offering 21,572 affordable apartments for rent in Orlando, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Orlando, Florida

Orlando features 3,715 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 17,857 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 $1,123 and $1,373.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $989 $1,064 $1,248 $1,636 $1,956
Payment Standard Range $890 to $1,088 $958 to $1,170 $1,123 to $1,373 $1,472 to $1,800 $1,760 to $2,152

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orlando, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 120
Total Low Income Apartments 21,572
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,715
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.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 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