Affordable Housing In Saint Petersburg
Pinellas County, Florida

51 Low Income Apartment Communities In Saint Petersburg

Presbyterian Towers

430 Bay St NE
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Saint Petersburg, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Saint Petersburg, Florida

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Saint Petersburg, Florida

There are 51 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,130 affordable apartments for rent in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Saint Petersburg features 3,010 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 Saint Petersburg, Florida

There are 872 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Saint Petersburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Saint Petersburg, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Saint Petersburg landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Saint Petersburg.

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

2023 Saint Petersburg, 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
Saint Petersburg, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,291 $1,381 $1,659 $2,123 $2,603
Saint Petersburg, 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.

Saint Petersburg, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 51
Total Low Income Apartments 4,130
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,010
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $45,748 ±$946
Median Rent $934 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.13% ± 1.9pp
Total Population 250,713

Population and Household Demographics

Saint Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida with a population of 250,713. There are 105,443 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 42.69% of households in Saint Petersburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Saint Petersburg

The median gross income for households in Saint Petersburg is $45,748 a year, or $3,812 a month. The median rent for the city is $934 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Saint Petersburg, a household making less than $3,113 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.13% of households who rent are overburdened in Saint Petersburg.

Area Median Income In Saint Petersburg

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 Saint Petersburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pinellas County.

In Saint Petersburg, 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 Saint Petersburg

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 Saint Petersburg

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Saint Petersburg 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 Saint Petersburg 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 Saint Petersburg 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