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Affordable Housing In Tallahassee
Leon County, Florida

33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tallahassee

Hickory Hill

2315 Jackson Bluff Rd
Tallahassee, Florida

Sunshine Apartments

1200 Stearns St
Tallahassee, Florida

Glenn Oaks

207 Midyette Rd
Tallahassee, Florida

Housing Authorities that serve Tallahassee

Housing Authority Programs
Tallahassee Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tallahassee, Florida

There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,850 affordable apartments for rent in Tallahassee, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee features 1,996 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 Tallahassee, Florida

There are 1,854 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tallahassee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tallahassee, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tallahassee, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $917 and $1,121.

2020 Tallahassee, 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 $771 $829 $1,019 $1,361 $1,478
Payment Standard Range $694 to $848 $746 to $912 $917 to $1,121 $1,225 to $1,497 $1,330 to $1,626

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tallahassee, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 3,850
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,996
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 60.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $39,681 ±$1,182
Median Rent $917 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.53% ± 2.23pp
Total Population 187,024

Population and Household Demographics

Tallahassee is a city in Leon County, Florida with a population of 187,024. There are 74,388 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 60.44% of households in Tallahassee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tallahassee

The median gross income for households in Tallahassee is $39,681 a year, or $3,307 a month. The median rent for the city is $917 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tallahassee, a household making less than $3,057 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Tallahassee.

Area Median Income In Tallahassee

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 Tallahassee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Leon County.

In Tallahassee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,700

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 Tallahassee

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 Tallahassee

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,100 $32,750 $36,350 $39,300 $42,200 $45,100 $48,000
80% of Median $40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800