Affordable Housing In Tarpon Springs
Pinellas County, Florida

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tarpon Springs


Tarpon Springs, Florida
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The Villages at Tarpon

500 S Walton Ave
Tarpon Springs, Florida

Sandpiper Village

300 S Walton Ave
Tarpon Springs, Florida

Ring and Scattered Sites

735 Mango Cir
Tarpon Springs, Florida

Oak Ridge Estates

351 S Grosse Ave
Tarpon Springs, Florida


1556 Starlight Cv
Tarpon Springs, Florida

Savannah Cove

1124 Lauren Ln
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Tarpon Springs, 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 Tarpon Springs, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Tarpon Springs Housing Authority Public Housing
Pinellas County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tarpon Springs, Florida

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 968 affordable apartments for rent in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Tarpon Springs features 504 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 Tarpon Springs, Florida

There are 464 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tarpon Springs.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tarpon Springs, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tarpon Springs, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,212 and $1,482.

2022 Tarpon Springs, 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
Tarpon Springs, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,044 $1,110 $1,347 $1,732 $2,133
Tarpon Springs, Florida Payment Standard Range $940 to $1,148 $999 to $1,221 $1,212 to $1,482 $1,559 to $1,905 $1,920 to $2,346

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tarpon Springs, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 968
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 504
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $45,104 ±$3,518
Median Rent $814 ±$63
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.14% ± 7.37pp
Total Population 24,003

Population and Household Demographics

Tarpon Springs is a city in Pinellas County, Florida with a population of 24,003. There are 9,809 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 29.17% of households in Tarpon Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tarpon Springs

The median gross income for households in Tarpon Springs is $45,104 a year, or $3,759 a month. The median rent for the city is $814 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tarpon Springs, a household making less than $2,713 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Tarpon Springs.

Area Median Income In Tarpon Springs

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 Tarpon Springs, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pinellas County.

In Tarpon Springs, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,100

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 Tarpon Springs

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 Tarpon Springs

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tarpon Springs AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,750 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tarpon Springs AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,750 $32,850 $36,950 $41,050 $44,350 $47,650 $50,950 $54,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tarpon Springs AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,000 $52,600 $59,150 $65,700 $71,000 $76,250 $81,500 $86,750