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Affordable Housing In Punta Gorda
Charlotte County, Florida

Waiting List Openings In Punta Gorda

Charlotte County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Punta Gorda Housing Authority (PGHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications are being accepted from April 22, 2021 until May 13, 2021.

How to Apply for the Charlotte County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Punta Gorda

Gulf Breeze Apartments

340 Gulf Breeze Ave
Punta Gorda, Florida

Seven Palms

1200 Slash Pine Cir
Punta Gorda, Florida

City of Punta Gorda Housing Auth.

402 Fitzhugh Ave
Punta Gorda, Florida

Pines of Punta Gorda

1283 Slash Pine Cir
Punta Gorda, Florida

Charlotte Crossing

520 Rio De Janeiro Ave
Punta Gorda, Florida

Hampton Point Apartments

2511 Luther Rd
Punta Gorda, Florida

Sandy Pines Manor

24500 Airport Rd
Punta Gorda, Florida
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Housing Authorities that serve Punta Gorda

Housing Authority Programs
Punta Gorda Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Punta Gorda, Florida

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,182 affordable apartments for rent in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Punta Gorda, Florida

Punta Gorda features 30 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 Punta Gorda, Florida

There are 1,152 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Punta Gorda.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Punta Gorda, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Punta Gorda landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Punta Gorda.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Punta Gorda, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $960 and $1,174.

2021 Punta Gorda, 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
Punta Gorda, Florida Fair Market Rent $799 $866 $1,067 $1,506 $1,847
Punta Gorda, Florida Payment Standard Range $719 to $879 $779 to $953 $960 to $1,174 $1,355 to $1,657 $1,662 to $2,032

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Punta Gorda, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 1,182
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 30
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 1.98
Median Household Income $56,463 ±$4,556
Median Rent $884 ±$82
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.18% ± 7.24pp
Total Population 17,288

Population and Household Demographics

Punta Gorda is a city in Charlotte County, Florida with a population of 17,288. There are 8,629 households in the city with an average household size of 1.98 persons. 21.17% of households in Punta Gorda are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Punta Gorda

The median gross income for households in Punta Gorda is $56,463 a year, or $4,705 a month. The median rent for the city is $884 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Punta Gorda, a household making less than $2,947 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Punta Gorda.

Area Median Income In Punta Gorda

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 Punta Gorda, the AMI is calculated from all households within Charlotte County.

In Punta Gorda, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,700

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 Punta Gorda

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 Punta Gorda

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Punta Gorda AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,650 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $42,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Punta Gorda AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Punta Gorda AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450