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Affordable Housing In Suwannee County

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Suwannee County

Carter House

23760 Park Center Dr
Live Oak, Florida
Elderly Supportive Housing

Village Oaks Apartments

705 Northwest Dr SW
Live Oak, Florida

Dowling House

23740 Park Center Dr
Live Oak, Florida

Meadows Apts, Phase I

1600 S.E. Helvenston
Live Oak, Florida

Meadows Apts, Phase II (

1600 S.E. Helvenston
Live Oak, Florida

Branford Villas

517 Craven St SE
Branford, Florida

504 Braughton St SE

504 Braughton St SE
Branford, Florida

Meadows Apartments Ph II

1600 Helvenston St SE
Live Oak, Florida

Silas Oaks

1120 Silas Dr SW
Live Oak, Florida
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Suwannee County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Suwannee County, Florida

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 519 affordable apartments for rent in Suwannee County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Suwannee County, Florida

Suwannee County features 409 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 Suwannee County, Florida

There are 110 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Suwannee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Suwannee County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Suwannee County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Suwannee County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Suwannee County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Suwannee 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 $609 $627 $714 $1,030 $1,245
Payment Standard Range $548 to $670 $564 to $690 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $1,121 to $1,370

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Suwannee County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 519
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 409
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.91
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $36,289 ±$2,169
Median Rent $677 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.37% ± 6.2pp
Total Population 43,595

Population and Household Demographics

Suwannee County is a county in Florida with a population of 43,595. There are 15,649 households in the county with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 31.29% of households in Suwannee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Suwannee County

The median gross income for households in Suwannee County is $36,289 a year, or $3,024 a month. The median rent for the county is $677 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Suwannee County, a household making less than $2,257 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Suwannee County.

Area Median Income In Suwannee 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 Suwannee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,700

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 Suwannee 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 Suwannee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,760 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $28,550 $30,650 $32,750 $34,850
50% of Median $18,500 $21,150 $23,800 $26,400 $28,550 $30,650 $32,750 $34,850
80% of Median $29,600 $33,800 $38,050 $42,250 $45,650 $49,050 $52,400 $55,800

Cities In Suwannee County

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City Served By
Branford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Branford are the Suwannee County Housing Authority and North Central Florida Housing Authority.
Live Oak The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Live Oak are the Housing Authority of the City of Live Oak, Suwannee County Housing Authority and North Central Florida Housing Authority.