Affordable Housing In Palm Beach County
Florida

Affordable Housing programs support 3,768 income based apartments in Palm Beach County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 11,079 affordable apartments in Palm Beach County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Palm Beach County, Florida

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Palm Beach County.

Go to the Florida Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Palm Beach County.

Waverly Apartments

1386 Summit Pines Blvd
West Palm Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Villa Madonna

4809 Lake Worth Rd
Greenacres, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Banyan Court

1716 3rd Ave N
Lake Worth, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Isles of Pahokee II

899 Padgett Circle
Pahokee, Florida
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Georgian Gardens Apartments

4330 Community Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Affordable

New South Bay Villas

845 W Palm Beach Rd
South Bay, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Colonial Lakes Apartments

4050 Milner Cir
Lake Worth, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Chelsea Commons Apartments

1301 Pine Circle
Greenacres, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

San Marco Villas

800 Venetian Isles Drive
Lake Park, Florida
$927-1,297
1-3 BR
Affordable

Brenton at Abbey Park

1921 Abbey Rd
West Palm Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Palm Beach County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Palm Beach County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Belle Glade, FL Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Belle Glade.
Affordable Housing In Boca Raton, FL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Boca Raton.
Affordable Housing In Boynton Beach, FL Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Boynton Beach.
Affordable Housing In Delray Beach, FL Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Delray Beach.
Affordable Housing In Greenacres, FL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Greenacres.
Affordable Housing In Jupiter, FL Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Jupiter.
Affordable Housing In Lake Park, FL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Lake Park.
Affordable Housing In Lake Worth, FL Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Lake Worth.
Affordable Housing In Lantana, FL Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Lantana.
Affordable Housing In Pahokee, FL Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Pahokee.
Affordable Housing In Palm Springs, FL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Palm Springs.
Affordable Housing In Riviera Beach, FL Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Riviera Beach.
Affordable Housing In South Bay, FL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in South Bay.
Affordable Housing In Tequesta, FL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Tequesta.
Affordable Housing In Viera, FL Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Viera.
Affordable Housing In West Palm Beach, FL Affordable Housing programs support 47 apartment communities in West Palm Beach.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Palm Beach County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Palm Beach County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Mainstream Voucher
Boca Raton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Florida Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach County, Florida Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Palm Beach County, Florida

Palm Beach County features 3,768 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 Palm Beach County, Florida

There are 11,079 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Palm Beach County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Palm Beach County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Palm Beach County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Palm Beach County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Palm Beach County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,693 and $2,069.

2023 Palm Beach County, 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
Palm Beach County, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,258 $1,538 $1,881 $2,513 $3,074
Palm Beach County, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,132 to $1,384 $1,384 to $1,692 $1,693 to $2,069 $2,262 to $2,764 $2,767 to $3,381

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Palm Beach County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 104
Total Low Income Apartments 15,721
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,768
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $53,363 ±$511
Median Rent $1,170 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.34% ± 1.16pp
Total Population 1,378,806

Population and Household Demographics

Palm Beach County is a county in Florida with a population of 1,378,806. There are 534,605 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 30.88% of households in Palm Beach County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Palm Beach County

The median gross income for households in Palm Beach County is $53,363 a year, or $4,447 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,170 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Palm Beach County, a household making less than $3,900 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.34% of households who rent are overburdened in Palm Beach County.

Area Median Income In Palm Beach County

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.

In Palm Beach County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $90,300

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 Palm Beach County

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 Palm Beach County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Palm Beach County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,350 $22,100 $24,850 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Palm Beach County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,200 $36,800 $41,400 $46,000 $49,700 $53,400 $57,050 $60,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Palm Beach County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,550 $58,900 $66,250 $73,600 $79,500 $85,400 $91,300 $97,200