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Affordable Housing In Sopchoppy
Wakulla County, Florida

Housing Authorities that serve Sopchoppy

Housing Authority Programs
North Central Florida Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sopchoppy, Florida

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Sopchoppy, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Sopchoppy, Florida

Sopchoppy features 0 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 Sopchoppy, Florida

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sopchoppy.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sopchoppy, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sopchoppy landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Sopchoppy.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sopchoppy, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $803 and $981.

2021 Sopchoppy, 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
Sopchoppy, Florida Fair Market Rent $678 $738 $892 $1,109 $1,544
Sopchoppy, Florida Payment Standard Range $610 to $746 $664 to $812 $803 to $981 $998 to $1,220 $1,390 to $1,698

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sopchoppy, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.78%
Average Renter Household Size 1.81
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $42,143 ±$15,313
Median Rent $939 ±$260
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.33% ± 58.24pp
Total Population 389

Population and Household Demographics

Sopchoppy is a city in Wakulla County, Florida with a population of 389. There are 158 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 22.78% of households in Sopchoppy are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sopchoppy

The median gross income for households in Sopchoppy is $42,143 a year, or $3,512 a month. The median rent for the city is $939 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sopchoppy, a household making less than $3,130 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Sopchoppy.

Area Median Income In Sopchoppy

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 Sopchoppy, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wakulla County.

In Sopchoppy, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,100

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 Sopchoppy

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 Sopchoppy

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sopchoppy AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,400 $17,600 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sopchoppy AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,600 $29,250 $32,900 $36,550 $39,500 $42,400 $45,350 $48,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sopchoppy AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,950 $46,800 $52,650 $58,500 $63,200 $67,900 $72,550 $77,250