Affordable Housing In Palm Beach County
Florida

83 Low Income Apartment Communities In Palm Beach County

Waverly Apartments

1386 Summit Pines Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Chelsea Commons Apartments

1301 Pine Circle
Greenacres, FL
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Stonybrook Apartments

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

Residences at Haverhill

5408 Trevor Cir
West Palm Beach, FL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

2001

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

Georgian Gardens Apartments

4330 Community Dr
West Palm Beach, FL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Merry Place Apartments

451 Cheerful St
West Palm Beach, FL
HCV Welcome

Isles of Pahokee

899 Padgett Cir
Pahokee, FL
HCV Welcome

Heron Estates Senior Apartments

17th Ct & N Congress Ave
Riviera Beach, FL
HCV Welcome

St Charles Place Manor

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

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Palm Beach County

Housing Authority Programs
West Palm Beach Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Pahokee Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Riviera Beach Housing Authority Public Housing
Delray Beach Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Boca Raton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Partnership Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Palm Beach County, Florida

There are 83 low income housing apartment communities offering 13,069 affordable apartments for rent in Palm Beach County, Florida. Palm Beach County features 3,256 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 9,813 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Palm Beach County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Palm Beach County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 83
Total Low Income Apartments 13,069
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,256
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.1

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 $75,400

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 Palm Beach County 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 $17,600 $20,100 $22,600 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,300 $33,450 $37,650 $41,800 $45,150 $48,500 $51,850 $55,200
80% of Median $46,850 $53,550 $60,250 $66,900 $72,300 $77,650 $83,000 $88,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Palm Beach County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2012, 43 low income apartment communities containing 8,676 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Palm Beach County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Palm Beach County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $29,300 $33,450 $37,650 $41,800 $45,150 $48,500 $51,850 $55,200
60% of Median $35,160 $40,140 $45,180 $50,160 $54,180 $58,200 $62,220 $66,240

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Palm Beach County is $45,180 a year, or $3,765 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,765 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,130 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $733 $784 $941 $1,087 $1,213 $1,338
60% $879 $941 $1,130 $1,304 $1,455 $1,606
Fair Market Rents in Palm Beach County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,015 $1,208 $1,506 $2,043 $2,422

Cities In Palm Beach County

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City Listings Served By
West Palm Beach 42 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Palm Beach are the West Palm Beach Housing Authority and Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Pahokee 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pahokee are the Pahokee Housing Authority and Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lake Worth 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Worth is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Belle Glade 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belle Glade is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Delray Beach 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Delray Beach are the Palm Beach County Housing Authority and Delray Beach Housing Authority.
Jupiter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jupiter is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Boca Raton 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Boca Raton are the Palm Beach County Housing Authority and Boca Raton Housing Authority.
Boynton Beach 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boynton Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lake Park 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Park is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Viera 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Viera is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Palm Beach Gardens 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Beach Gardens is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Riviera Beach 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riviera Beach are the Riviera Beach Housing Authority and Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Greenacres 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenacres is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Palm Springs 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Springs is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lantana 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lantana is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Tequesta 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tequesta is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Palm Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Wellington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wellington is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Acacia Villas 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Acacia Villas is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Cabana Colony 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cabana Colony is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Golf 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Golf is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Gulf Stream 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gulf Stream is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Hypoluxo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hypoluxo is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Juno Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Juno Ridge is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lake Belvedere Estates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Belvedere Estates is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lake Clarke Shores 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Clarke Shores is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lakewood Gardens 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakewood Gardens is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Limestone Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Limestone Creek is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Loxahatchee Groves 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loxahatchee Groves is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Mangonia Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mangonia Park is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Pine Air 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Air is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Plantation Mobile Home Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plantation Mobile Home Park is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Royal Palm Estates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Royal Palm Estates is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
San Castle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Castle is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Schall Circle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schall Circle is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
South Bay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Bay is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Stacey Street 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stacey Street is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
The Acreage 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves The Acreage is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Atlantis 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atlantis is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Briny Breezes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Briny Breezes is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Canal Point 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canal Point is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Cloud Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cloud Lake is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Glen Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen Ridge is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Gun Club Estates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gun Club Estates is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Haverhill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haverhill is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Highland Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Highland Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Juno Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Juno Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Jupiter Farms 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jupiter Farms is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Jupiter Inlet Colony 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jupiter Inlet Colony is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Kenwood Estates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenwood Estates is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Lake Harbor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Harbor is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Manalapan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manalapan is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
North Palm Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Palm Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Ocean Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ocean Ridge is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Palm Beach Shores 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Beach Shores is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Royal Palm Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Royal Palm Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Seminole Manor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seminole Manor is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
South Palm Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Palm Beach is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Watergate 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watergate is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.
Westgate 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westgate is the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.