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Affordable Housing In Santa Rosa County

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Santa Rosa County

Country Haven

6151 Country Haven Circle
Milton, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Astor Village

5194 Astor Village St
Milton, Florida

Andora Villas

4260 E Hwy 90
Pace, Florida


6585 Brock Ave
Milton, Florida

Scenic View

4950 Glover Ln
Milton, Florida

Magnolia Crossing

4312 Magnolia Crossing Cir
Pace, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Parkwood Manor

5708 Byrom St
Milton, Florida

Wind Meadow

3037 Wind Meadow Dr
Gulf Breeze, Florida

Regency Arms Apts

199 Miller Road
Milton, Florida
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Santa Rosa County, Florida

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 440 affordable apartments for rent in Santa Rosa County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Santa Rosa County, Florida

Santa Rosa County features 306 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 Santa Rosa County, Florida

There are 134 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Santa Rosa County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Santa Rosa County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Santa Rosa County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Santa Rosa County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Santa Rosa County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $859 and $1,049.

2020 Santa Rosa County, 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 $798 $803 $954 $1,341 $1,675
Payment Standard Range $718 to $878 $723 to $883 $859 to $1,049 $1,207 to $1,475 $1,508 to $1,843

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Santa Rosa County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 440
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 306
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $58,923 ±$2,469
Median Rent $1,031 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.39% ± 3.71pp
Total Population 161,021

Population and Household Demographics

Santa Rosa County is a county in Florida with a population of 161,021. There are 58,654 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 27.37% of households in Santa Rosa County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Santa Rosa County

The median gross income for households in Santa Rosa County is $58,923 a year, or $4,910 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,031 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Santa Rosa County, a household making less than $3,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Santa Rosa County.

Area Median Income In Santa Rosa County

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.

In Santa Rosa County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Santa Rosa County

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 Santa Rosa County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,500
50% of Median $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,950 $35,600 $38,250 $40,900 $43,500
80% of Median $36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600