Ruskin, Florida Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Ruskin where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 324 affordable apartments in Ruskin that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Ruskin, Florida

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Ruskin. Go to the Florida Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Ruskin.

Orchard Park

1512 Orchard Park Circle
Ruskin, Florida
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Irongate Apartments

1820 Blair Castle Cir
Ruskin, Florida

Grove Pointe Apartments

102 Laguna Oaks Pl
Ruskin, Florida

Manatee Village

1016 Manatee Village Drive
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Manatee Village Phase IV

916 Sawgrass Marsh Court
Ruskin, Florida
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Affordable Housing Near Ruskin

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City Apartments
Tampa, FL Affordable Housing programs support 128 apartment communities in Tampa.
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Plant City, FL Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Plant City.
Riverview, FL Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Riverview.
Wimauma, FL Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Wimauma.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ruskin, Florida

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Tampa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Go to the Florida Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Ruskin.

Ruskin, Florida Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Ruskin, Florida

Ruskin 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 Ruskin, Florida

There are 324 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ruskin.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ruskin, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ruskin landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Ruskin.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ruskin, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,493 and $1,825.

2023 Ruskin, 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
Ruskin, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,291 $1,381 $1,659 $2,123 $2,603
Ruskin, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,162 to $1,420 $1,243 to $1,519 $1,493 to $1,825 $1,911 to $2,335 $2,343 to $2,863

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ruskin, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 413
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.45%
Average Renter Household Size 3.48
Average Household Size 3.23
Median Household Income $47,592 ±$6,148
Median Rent $861 ±$66
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.31% ± 8.67pp
Total Population 20,643

Population and Household Demographics

Ruskin is a city in Hillsborough County, Florida with a population of 20,643. There are 6,383 households in the city with an average household size of 3.23 persons. 33.45% of households in Ruskin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ruskin

The median gross income for households in Ruskin is $47,592 a year, or $3,966 a month. The median rent for the city is $861 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ruskin, a household making less than $2,870 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Ruskin.

Area Median Income In Ruskin

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 Ruskin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hillsborough County.

In Ruskin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,100

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 Ruskin

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 Ruskin

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ruskin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,750 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ruskin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,750 $32,850 $36,950 $41,050 $44,350 $47,650 $50,950 $54,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ruskin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,000 $52,600 $59,150 $65,700 $71,000 $76,250 $81,500 $86,750