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Affordable Housing In Palatka
Putnam County, Florida

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Palatka

Cherry Tree Apartments

206 Zeagler Drive
Palatka, Florida
1-2 BR

Forest Glen Apartments

700 Forest Glen Drive
Palatka, Florida
1-2 BR

College Arms I

2305 Husson Ave
Palatka, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

St. Johns River Apartments

3421 St. Johns Avenue
Palatka, Florida
Income Based
1-2 BR

Mellon Manor Apartments

3701 Saint Johns Ave
Palatka, Florida

Carriage Gate of Palatka

6501 Saint Johns Ave
Palatka, Florida

Arc of Putnam County Group Home

1015 S 10th St
Palatka, Florida
Elderly Supportive Housing

Progressive Housing

2201 Husson Ave
Palatka, Florida
Elderly Supportive Housing

Barry Manor

1000 Husson Ave
Palatka, Florida
Elderly Supportive Housing

Holly Ridge

6401 Saint Johns Ave
Palatka, Florida

Housing Authorities that serve Palatka

Housing Authority Programs
Palatka Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Palatka, Florida

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,219 affordable apartments for rent in Palatka, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Palatka, Florida

Palatka features 758 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 Palatka, Florida

There are 461 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Palatka.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Palatka, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Palatka landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Palatka.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Palatka, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $689 and $842.

2021 Palatka, 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 $623 $627 $765 $997 $1,037
Payment Standard Range $561 to $685 $564 to $690 $689 to $842 $897 to $1,097 $933 to $1,141

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Palatka, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,219
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 758
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $20,837 ±$3,752
Median Rent $565 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.17% ± 11.8pp
Total Population 10,414

Population and Household Demographics

Palatka is a city in Putnam County, Florida with a population of 10,414. There are 3,827 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 54.14% of households in Palatka are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Palatka

The median gross income for households in Palatka is $20,837 a year, or $1,736 a month. The median rent for the city is $565 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Palatka, a household making less than $1,883 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Palatka.

Area Median Income In Palatka

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 Palatka, the AMI is calculated from all households within Putnam County.

In Palatka, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $41,600

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 Palatka

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 Palatka

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $28,550 $30,650 $32,750 $34,850
50% of Median $18,500 $21,150 $23,800 $26,400 $28,550 $30,650 $32,750 $34,850
80% of Median $29,600 $33,800 $38,050 $42,250 $45,650 $49,050 $52,400 $55,800