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Affordable Housing In Sarasota County
Florida

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sarasota County

Willow Creek Apartments

6851 Willow Creek Circle
North Port, Florida
$545-645
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

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

Victoria Pointe

3950 S Sumter Blvd
North Port, Florida
$430-555
1-2 BR

Bayou Oaks

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

Grande Court at North Port

5203 Greenwood Ave
North Port, Florida
$735-1,019
1-3 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

Housing Authorities that serve Sarasota County

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sarasota County, Florida

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,003 affordable apartments for rent in Sarasota County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Sarasota County, Florida

Sarasota County 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 County, Florida

There are 1,038 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sarasota County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sarasota County, Florida

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

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

2020 Sarasota 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 $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 County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 2,003
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 965
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $51,766 ±$769
Median Rent $1,023 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49% ± 1.93pp
Total Population 392,038

Population and Household Demographics

Sarasota County is a county in Florida with a population of 392,038. There are 175,185 households in the county with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 26.95% of households in Sarasota County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sarasota County

The median gross income for households in Sarasota County is $51,766 a year, or $4,314 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,023 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sarasota County, a household making less than $3,410 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49% of households who rent are overburdened in Sarasota County.

Area Median Income In Sarasota 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 Sarasota County, 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 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 Sarasota County

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

Cities In Sarasota County

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City Served By
Bee Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bee Ridge is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Desoto Lakes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Desoto Lakes is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Fruitville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fruitville is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Gulf Gate Estates The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gulf Gate Estates is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Kensington Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kensington Park is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Lake Sarasota The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Sarasota is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Laurel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laurel is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Nokomis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nokomis is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
North Port The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Port is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
North Sarasota The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Sarasota is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Osprey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Osprey is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Plantation The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Plantation is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Ridge Wood Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridge Wood Heights is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Sarasota The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sarasota are the Sarasota Housing Authority and Sarasota Board of CC.
Sarasota Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sarasota Springs is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Siesta Key The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Siesta Key is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
South Gate Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Gate Ridge is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
South Sarasota The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Sarasota is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
South Venice The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Venice is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Southgate The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southgate is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
The Meadows The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves The Meadows is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Vamo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vamo is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Venice The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Venice are the Venice Housing Authority and Sarasota Housing Authority.
Venice Gardens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Venice Gardens is the Sarasota Housing Authority.
Warm Mineral Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warm Mineral Springs is the Sarasota Housing Authority.