Affordable Housing In Seminole County
Florida

31 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seminole County

Raven Crossings Apartments

801 Raven Circle
Altamonte Springs, Florida
$640-885
1-3 BR

Moss Park

170 Gardenridge Ct
Winter Springs, Florida
$851-1,325
1-4 BR

Cedar Creek

2450 Hartwell Avenue
Sanford, Florida
$579-669
2-3 BR

Garden Park

365 Garden Edge Pt
Fern Park, Florida
$700-1,289
1-2 BR

Georgetown Square

400 S Locust Ave
Sanford, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Wyndham Place Apartments

1500 Wyndham Crest Blvd
Sanford, Florida

Seminole Gardens

1600 5th Avenue SW
Sanford, Florida
Subsidized

Winchase Apartments

100 Windchase Blvd
Sanford, Florida

The Hacienda

225 S Wayman St
Longwood, Florida
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Georgia Arms Apartments

2600 Georgia Ave
Sanford, Florida
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Seminole County, 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 Seminole County, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Seminole County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Seminole County, Florida

There are 31 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,279 affordable apartments for rent in Seminole County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Seminole County, Florida

Seminole County features 720 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 Seminole County, Florida

There are 4,559 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seminole County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Seminole County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Seminole County landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Seminole County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Seminole County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,454 and $1,778.

2023 Seminole 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
Seminole County, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,338 $1,422 $1,616 $2,064 $2,503
Seminole County, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,204 to $1,472 $1,280 to $1,564 $1,454 to $1,778 $1,858 to $2,270 $2,253 to $2,753

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Seminole County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 31
Total Low Income Apartments 5,279
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 720
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.85
Median Household Income $57,010 ±$1,158
Median Rent $1,077 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.97% ± 1.93pp
Total Population 437,346

Population and Household Demographics

Seminole County is a county in Florida with a population of 437,346. There are 152,260 households in the county with an average household size of 2.85 persons. 32.41% of households in Seminole County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Seminole County

The median gross income for households in Seminole County is $57,010 a year, or $4,751 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,077 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Seminole County, a household making less than $3,590 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Seminole County.

Area Median Income In Seminole 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 Seminole County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,100

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 Seminole 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 Seminole County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Seminole County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,400 $19,900 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Seminole County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,050 $33,200 $37,350 $41,450 $44,800 $48,100 $51,400 $54,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Seminole County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,450 $53,050 $59,700 $66,300 $71,650 $76,950 $82,250 $87,550

Cities In Seminole County

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City Served By
Altamonte Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Altamonte Springs is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Black Hammock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Black Hammock is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Casselberry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Casselberry is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Chuluota The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chuluota is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Fern Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fern Park is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Forest City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest City is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Geneva The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Geneva is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Heathrow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Heathrow is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Lake Mary The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Mary is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Longwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Longwood is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Midway The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midway is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Oviedo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oviedo is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Sanford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sanford are the Sanford Housing Authority and Seminole County Housing Authority.
Wekiwa Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wekiwa Springs is the Seminole County Housing Authority.
Winter Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winter Springs is the Seminole County Housing Authority.