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Dowling House

23740 Park Center Dr
Live Oak, Florida
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Suwannee Pointe Apartments

900 Silas Dr
Live Oak, Florida
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2-3 BR

Meadows Apartments Ph II

1600 Helvenston St SE
Live Oak, Florida
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Branford Villas

517 Craven St SE
Branford, Florida
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Silas Oaks

1120 Silas Dr SW
Live Oak, Florida
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There are 146 low-income apartments in Suwannee County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 409 low-income homes in Suwannee County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $348 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 18th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Suwannee 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Suwannee County Housing Authority Public Housing
North Central Florida Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Florida Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Suwannee County.

Suwannee County, Florida Affordable Housing Data

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 146 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 $759 and $927.

2023 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
Suwannee County, Florida Fair Market Rent $720 $724 $843 $1,028 $1,156
Suwannee County, Florida Payment Standard Range $648 to $792 $652 to $796 $759 to $927 $925 to $1,131 $1,040 to $1,272

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Suwannee County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 555
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 $63,300

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Suwannee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Suwannee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Suwannee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,950 $41,100 $46,250 $51,350 $55,500 $59,600 $63,700 $67,800