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Affordable Housing In Port Saint Joe
Gulf County, Florida

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Port Saint Joe

Liberty Manor Apartments

102 Liberty Manor Cir
Port Saint Joe, Florida
Accepts Vouchers
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Port Saint Joe, Florida

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 38 affordable apartments for rent in Port Saint Joe, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Port Saint Joe, Florida

Port Saint Joe features 0 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 Saint Joe, Florida

There are 38 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Port Saint Joe.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Port Saint Joe, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Port Saint Joe landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Port Saint Joe.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Port Saint Joe, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $763 and $933.

2020 Port Saint Joe, 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 $640 $644 $848 $1,057 $1,328
Payment Standard Range $576 to $704 $580 to $708 $763 to $933 $951 to $1,163 $1,195 to $1,461

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Port Saint Joe, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 38
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $41,402 ±$4,464
Median Rent $842 ±$238
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.22% ± 16.58pp
Total Population 3,413

Population and Household Demographics

Port Saint Joe is a city in Gulf County, Florida with a population of 3,413. There are 1,297 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 30.53% of households in Port Saint Joe are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Port Saint Joe

The median gross income for households in Port Saint Joe is $41,402 a year, or $3,450 a month. The median rent for the city is $842 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Port Saint Joe, a household making less than $2,807 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Port Saint Joe.

Area Median Income In Port Saint Joe

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 Saint Joe, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gulf County.

In Port Saint Joe, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,300

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 Port Saint Joe

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 Saint Joe

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
50% of Median $20,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750
80% of Median $32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000