Affordable Housing In Pinellas County
Florida

106 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pinellas County

Belleair Place

1704 Clearwater Largo Rd
Clearwater, FL
$1,145-1,299
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Wellington Apartments

2900 Drew St
Clearwater, FL
$625-870
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Peterborough Apartments

440 4th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Duval Park

5025 Duval Cir
Saint Petersburg, FL
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Rio Vista Village Apartments

200 78th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Market Rate

540 Town Center

540 2nd Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Clear Harbor Apartments

11240 US Highway 19 N
Clearwater, FL
$632-891
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Portland Apartments

300 8th Street North St
Saint Petersburg, FL
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Burlington Post

3201 Burlington Ave N
St Petersburg, FL
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Oceanside Estates

6700 102nd Ave N
Pinellas Park, FL
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Pinellas County

Housing Authority Programs
Pinellas County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Other Housing Authorities located in Pinellas County

Housing Authority Programs
St Petersburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Tarpon Springs Housing Authority Public Housing
Dunedin Housing Authority
Clearwater Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Boley Center for Behavioral Healthcare Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pinellas County, Florida

There are 106 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,788 affordable apartments for rent in Pinellas County, Florida. Pinellas County features 5,381 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 4,017 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pinellas County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pinellas County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 106
Total Low Income Apartments 9,788
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,381
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $45,819 ±$536
Median Rent $952 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.04% ± 1.14pp
Total Population 931,477

Population and Household Demographics

Pinellas County is a County in Florida with a population of 931,477. There are 402,653 households in the county with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 35.22% of households in Pinellas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pinellas County

The median gross income for households in Pinellas County is $45,819 a year, or $3,818 a month. The median rent for the county is $952 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pinellas County, a household making less than $3,173 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Pinellas County.1

Area Median Income In Pinellas 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 Pinellas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,900

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 Pinellas 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 Pinellas County HUD Rental Assistance in Pinellas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,050 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,450 $36,150 $38,850 $41,500 $44,200
80% of Median $37,450 $42,800 $48,150 $53,500 $57,800 $62,100 $66,350 $70,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pinellas County

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

From 1992 to 2012, 25 low income apartment communities containing 3,122 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pinellas 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 Pinellas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,450 $36,150 $38,850 $41,500 $44,200
60% of Median $28,140 $32,160 $36,180 $40,140 $43,380 $46,620 $49,800 $53,040

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 Pinellas County is $36,180 a year, or $3,015 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,015 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $905 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% $586 $628 $754 $870 $971 $1,071
60% $704 $754 $905 $1,044 $1,166 $1,286
Fair Market Rents in Pinellas 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
$935 $981 $1,206 $1,575 $1,925

Cities In Pinellas County

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City Listings Served By
Saint Petersburg 48 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Saint Petersburg is the St Petersburg Housing Authority.
Clearwater 25 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clearwater is the Clearwater Housing Authority.
Safety Harbor 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Safety Harbor is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Palm Harbor 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palm Harbor is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Largo 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Largo is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Dunedin 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dunedin are the Pinellas County Housing Authority and Dunedin Housing Authority.
Pinellas Park 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pinellas Park is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Oldsmar 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oldsmar is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Tarpon Springs 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tarpon Springs are the Tarpon Springs Housing Authority and Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Bardmoor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bardmoor is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Bay Pines 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bay Pines is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Bear Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bear Creek is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Belleair 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belleair is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Belleair Shore 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belleair Shore is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
East Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Lake is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Feather Sound 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Feather Sound is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Greenbriar 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenbriar is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Gulfport 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gulfport is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Indian Shores 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Shores is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Kenneth City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kenneth City is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Lealman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lealman is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
North Redington Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Redington Beach is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Redington Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redington Beach is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
St. Pete Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Pete Beach is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Seminole 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seminole is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
South Highpoint 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Highpoint is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Tierra Verde 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tierra Verde is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Treasure Island 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Treasure Island is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
West Lealman 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Lealman is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Belleair Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belleair Beach is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Belleair Bluffs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belleair Bluffs is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Harbor Bluffs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harbor Bluffs is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Indian Rocks Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Rocks Beach is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Madeira Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madeira Beach is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Redington Shores 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redington Shores is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
Ridgecrest 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridgecrest is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
South Pasadena 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Pasadena is the Pinellas County Housing Authority.
St. Petersburg 0
St Petersburg 1