Affordable Housing In Stuart
Martin County, Florida

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Stuart

Ocean Pointe

300 SE Saint Lucie Blvd
Stuart, Florida
1-3 BR

Crossings at Indian Run

3800 SE Gatehouse Cir
Stuart, Florida
1-3 BR

The Crossings at Indian Run

3800 SE Gatehouse Circle
Stuart, Florida

Sierra Apartments

1001 SE Monterey Rd
Stuart, Florida
Disabled Supportive Housing

Lakeside Apartments

701 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Stuart, Florida

Scatterd Site

500 SE Church St
Stuart, Florida

Salerno Cove

3418 SE Cobia Way
Stuart, Florida

Salerno Village

5813 SE 47th Ave
Stuart, Florida

Stuart Manor Dba Smokerise, Ltd

1490 S Kanner Hwy
Stuart, Florida
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Stuart, 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 Stuart, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Stuart Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Stuart, Florida

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,310 affordable apartments for rent in Stuart, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Stuart, Florida

Stuart features 284 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 Stuart, Florida

There are 1,026 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Stuart.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Stuart, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Stuart landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Stuart.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Stuart, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,312 and $1,604.

2023 Stuart, 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
Stuart, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,153 $1,160 $1,458 $1,969 $2,265
Stuart, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,038 to $1,268 $1,044 to $1,276 $1,312 to $1,604 $1,772 to $2,166 $2,039 to $2,492

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Stuart, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 1,310
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 284
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.12
Median Household Income $36,514 ±$2,231
Median Rent $944 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.99% ± 8.64pp
Total Population 16,037

Population and Household Demographics

Stuart is a city in Martin County, Florida with a population of 16,037. There are 7,418 households in the city with an average household size of 2.12 persons. 47.86% of households in Stuart are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Stuart

The median gross income for households in Stuart is $36,514 a year, or $3,043 a month. The median rent for the city is $944 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Stuart, a household making less than $3,147 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Stuart.

Area Median Income In Stuart

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 Stuart, the AMI is calculated from all households within Martin County.

In Stuart, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,500

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 Stuart

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 Stuart

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Stuart AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,800 $19,200 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Stuart AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Stuart AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $64,000 $69,150 $74,250 $79,400 $84,500