Affordable Housing In Tampa
Hillsborough County, Florida

Waiting List Openings In Tampa

Hillsborough County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from October 4, 2021 at 8:00 am, until October 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET.

How to Apply for the Hillsborough County, FL Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

123 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tampa

Belmont Heights Estates I

1607 E 26th Ave
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Belmont Heights Estates II

3540 N 20th St
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Belmont Heights Estates III

2419 E. 31St Avenue
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Village at University Square Apartments

11725 N 17th Street
Tampa, Florida
Income Based
2-3 BR

Silver Lake Apartments

3738 W Idlewild Cir
Tampa, Florida
Income Based
1-2 BR

Sweetwater Villas

4152 Sweetwater Ln
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Palm Terrace Assisted Living Facility & Adult Day Care

Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Veterans Welcome

Oaks at Riverview

202 E Broad St
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Cedar Forest Apartments

12835 Cedar Forest Dr
Tampa, Florida
1-3 BR

Mariposa Apartments

5126 N Habana Ave
Tampa, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Tampa, 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 Tampa, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Tampa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tampa, Florida

There are 123 low income housing apartment communities offering 16,269 affordable apartments for rent in Tampa, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Tampa, Florida

Tampa features 7,448 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 Tampa, Florida

There are 8,695 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tampa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tampa, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tampa, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,144 and $1,398.

2021 Tampa, 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
Tampa, Florida Fair Market Rent $989 $1,040 $1,271 $1,651 $2,028
Tampa, Florida Payment Standard Range $890 to $1,088 $936 to $1,144 $1,144 to $1,398 $1,486 to $1,816 $1,825 to $2,231

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tampa, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 123
Total Low Income Apartments 16,269
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,448
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $44,185 ±$1,128
Median Rent $960 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.41% ± 1.71pp
Total Population 355,603

Population and Household Demographics

Tampa is a city in Hillsborough County, Florida with a population of 355,603. There are 142,232 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 50.95% of households in Tampa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tampa

The median gross income for households in Tampa is $44,185 a year, or $3,682 a month. The median rent for the city is $960 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tampa, a household making less than $3,200 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Tampa.

Area Median Income In Tampa

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 Tampa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hillsborough County.

In Tampa, 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 Tampa

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 Tampa

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tampa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,550 $17,750 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tampa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,850 $29,550 $33,250 $36,900 $39,900 $42,850 $45,800 $48,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tampa AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,350 $47,250 $53,150 $59,050 $63,800 $68,500 $73,250 $77,950