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Affordable Housing In Sarasota
Sarasota County, Florida

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sarasota

J. H. Floyd Sunshine Village

1777 18th St
Sarasota, Florida
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

University Club

3203 Nature Cir
Sarasota, Florida
$740-1,092
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Bayou Oaks

1160 Four Seasons Circle
Sarasota, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Meadow Park

1845 18th St
Sarasota, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Janies Garden - Phase I

2458 Central Ave
Sarasota, Florida

Orchard Place of Sarasota

1300 N Lockwood Ridge Rd
Sarasota, Florida
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Beneva Oak Apartments

650 N Beneva Rd
Sarasota, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Janies Garden II

2520 Central Ave
Sarasota, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Casa Santa Marta

1576 8th St
Sarasota, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Casa Santa Marta II

800 N Lemon Ave
Sarasota, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Sarasota

Housing Authority Programs
Sarasota Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Family Unification Program (FUP)
Sarasota Board of CC Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sarasota, Florida

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,393 affordable apartments for rent in Sarasota, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota features 965 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 Sarasota, Florida

There are 428 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sarasota.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sarasota, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sarasota landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Sarasota.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sarasota, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,098 and $1,342.

2020 Sarasota, 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 $807 $951 $1,220 $1,629 $1,983
Payment Standard Range $726 to $888 $856 to $1,046 $1,098 to $1,342 $1,466 to $1,792 $1,785 to $2,181

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sarasota, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,393
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 965
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $43,244 ±$1,829
Median Rent $933 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.1% ± 3.46pp
Total Population 53,583

Population and Household Demographics

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County, Florida with a population of 53,583. There are 23,461 households in the city with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 46.79% of households in Sarasota are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sarasota

The median gross income for households in Sarasota is $43,244 a year, or $3,604 a month. The median rent for the city is $933 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sarasota, a household making less than $3,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Sarasota.

Area Median Income In Sarasota

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 Sarasota, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sarasota County.

In Sarasota, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,700

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 Sarasota

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 Sarasota

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,100 $18,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,800 $30,600 $34,450 $38,250 $41,350 $44,400 $47,450 $50,500
80% of Median $42,850 $49,000 $55,100 $61,200 $66,100 $71,000 $75,900 $80,800