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Affordable Housing In St Lucie County

Guide To Affordable Housing in St Lucie County, Florida

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

Income Based Apartments in St Lucie County, Florida

St Lucie County 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 St Lucie County, Florida

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in St Lucie County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay St Lucie County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in St Lucie County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in St Lucie County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,086 and $1,328.

2020 St Lucie 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 $932 $938 $1,207 $1,642 $1,907
Payment Standard Range $839 to $1,025 $844 to $1,032 $1,086 to $1,328 $1,478 to $1,806 $1,716 to $2,098

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

St Lucie County, 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 27.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.91
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $43,459 ±$1,449
Median Rent $993 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.11% ± 3.39pp
Total Population 288,006

Population and Household Demographics

St Lucie County is a county in Florida with a population of 288,006. There are 107,898 households in the county with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 27.17% of households in St Lucie County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St Lucie County

The median gross income for households in St Lucie County is $43,459 a year, or $3,622 a month. The median rent for the county is $993 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In St Lucie County, a household making less than $3,310 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.11% of households who rent are overburdened in St Lucie County.

Area Median Income In St Lucie 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 St Lucie County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500

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 St Lucie 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 St Lucie County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,350 $27,800 $31,300 $34,750 $37,550 $40,350 $43,100 $45,900
80% of Median $38,900 $44,450 $50,000 $55,550 $60,000 $64,450 $68,900 $73,350

Cities In St Lucie County

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