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Affordable Housing In Port Orange
Volusia County, Florida

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Port Orange

Epiphany Manor

4792 S Ridgewood Ave
Port Orange, Florida
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ashton Point

6315 S Williamson Blvd
Port Orange, Florida

New Constr Mlt Fam. - Club at Sugar Mill

Dulawton/Herbert and Roselle/Locust
Port Orange, Florida
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Housing Authorities that serve Port Orange

Housing Authority Programs
Volusia County Community Assistance Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Ormond Beach Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Port Orange, Florida

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 518 affordable apartments for rent in Port Orange, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Port Orange, Florida

Port Orange features 72 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 Port Orange, Florida

There are 446 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Port Orange.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Port Orange, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Port Orange landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Port Orange.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Port Orange, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $945 and $1,155.

2021 Port Orange, 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 $693 $856 $1,050 $1,406 $1,537
Payment Standard Range $624 to $762 $770 to $942 $945 to $1,155 $1,265 to $1,547 $1,383 to $1,691

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Port Orange, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 518
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 72
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $43,353 ±$2,296
Median Rent $986 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.84% ± 6.14pp
Total Population 57,858

Population and Household Demographics

Port Orange is a city in Volusia County, Florida with a population of 57,858. There are 24,356 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 24.72% of households in Port Orange are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Port Orange

The median gross income for households in Port Orange is $43,353 a year, or $3,613 a month. The median rent for the city is $986 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Port Orange, a household making less than $3,287 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Port Orange.

Area Median Income In Port Orange

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 Port Orange, the AMI is calculated from all households within Volusia County.

In Port Orange, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,900

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 Port Orange

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 Port Orange

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550