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Affordable Housing In Palm Beach County
Florida

90 Low Income Apartment Communities In Palm Beach County

Waverly Apartments

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

Chelsea Commons Apartments

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

Brenton at Abbey Park

1921 Abbey Rd
West Palm Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Stonybrook Apartments

1555 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Riviera Beach, Florida
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Residences at Haverhill

5408 TREVOR CIRCLE
West Palm Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

2001

2001 NE 3rd Ave
Delray Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
3 BR

Georgian Gardens Apartments

4330 Community Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Merry Place Apartments

451 Cheerful St
West Palm Beach, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Isles of Pahokee

899 Padgett Circle
Pahokee, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

St Charles Place Manor

2701 Broadway
West Palm Beach, Florida
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Palm Beach County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Palm Beach County, Florida

There are 90 low income housing apartment communities offering 13,986 affordable apartments for rent in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Palm Beach County, Florida

Palm Beach County features 3,516 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 9,712 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 $1,355 and $1,657.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $1,015 $1,208 $1,506 $2,043 $2,422
Payment Standard Range $914 to $1,117 $1,087 to $1,329 $1,355 to $1,657 $1,839 to $2,247 $2,180 to $2,664

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Palm Beach County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 90
Total Low Income Apartments 13,986
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,516
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 $79,100

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,450 $21,100 $23,750 $26,350 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,750 $35,150 $39,550 $43,900 $47,450 $50,950 $54,450 $57,950
80% of Median $49,200 $56,200 $63,250 $70,250 $75,900 $81,500 $87,150 $92,750

Cities In Palm Beach County

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City Served By
Acacia Villas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Acacia Villas is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Atlantis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atlantis is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Belle Glade The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belle Glade is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Boca Raton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Boca Raton are the Palm Beach County Housing Authority and Boca Raton Housing Authority.
Boynton Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boynton Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Briny Breezes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Briny Breezes is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Cabana Colony The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cabana Colony is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Canal Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canal Point is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Cloud Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cloud Lake is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Delray Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Delray Beach are the Palm Beach County Housing Authority and Delray Beach Housing Authority.
Glen Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen Ridge is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Golf The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Golf is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Greenacres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenacres is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Gulf Stream The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gulf Stream is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Gun Club Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gun Club Estates is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Haverhill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haverhill is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Highland Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Hypoluxo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hypoluxo is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Juno Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Juno Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Juno Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Juno Ridge is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Jupiter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jupiter is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Jupiter Farms The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jupiter Farms is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Jupiter Inlet Colony The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jupiter Inlet Colony is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Kenwood Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenwood Estates is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lake Belvedere Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Belvedere Estates is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lake Clarke Shores The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Clarke Shores is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lake Harbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Harbor is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lake Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Park is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lake Worth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Worth is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lakewood Gardens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakewood Gardens is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lantana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lantana is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Limestone Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limestone Creek is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Loxahatchee Groves The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loxahatchee Groves is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Manalapan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manalapan is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Mangonia Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mangonia Park is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
North Palm Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Palm Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Ocean Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ocean Ridge is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Pahokee The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pahokee are the Pahokee Housing Authority and Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Palm Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Palm Beach Gardens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Beach Gardens is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Palm Beach Shores The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Beach Shores is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Palm Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Springs is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Pine Air The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Air is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Plantation Mobile Home Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plantation Mobile Home Park is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Riviera Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riviera Beach are the Riviera Beach Housing Authority and Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Royal Palm Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Royal Palm Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Royal Palm Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Royal Palm Estates is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
San Castle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Castle is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Schall Circle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schall Circle is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Seminole Manor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seminole Manor is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
South Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Bay is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
South Palm Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Palm Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Stacey Street The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stacey Street is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Tequesta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tequesta is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
The Acreage The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves The Acreage is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Viera The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Viera is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Watergate The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watergate is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Wellington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wellington is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
West Palm Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Palm Beach are the West Palm Beach Housing Authority and Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Westgate The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westgate is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.