Affordable Housing In Tavernier
Monroe County, Florida

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tavernier

Blue Water Workforce Housing

100 Burton Dr
Tavernier, Florida
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Tavernier, 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 Tavernier, Florida

Housing Authority Programs
Monroe County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tavernier, Florida

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 36 affordable apartments for rent in Tavernier, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Tavernier, Florida

Tavernier features 0 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 Tavernier, Florida

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tavernier.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tavernier, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tavernier landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Tavernier.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tavernier, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,583 and $1,935.

2022 Tavernier, 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
Tavernier, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,333 $1,370 $1,759 $2,261 $2,993
Tavernier, Florida Payment Standard Range $1,200 to $1,466 $1,233 to $1,507 $1,583 to $1,935 $2,035 to $2,487 $2,694 to $3,292

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Tavernier, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 36
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.84
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $47,216 ±$15,946
Median Rent $1,155 ±$112
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.53% ± 18.13pp
Total Population 2,435

Population and Household Demographics

Tavernier is a city in Monroe County, Florida with a population of 2,435. There are 897 households in the city with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 41.81% of households in Tavernier are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tavernier

The median gross income for households in Tavernier is $47,216 a year, or $3,935 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,155 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tavernier, a household making less than $3,850 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Tavernier.

Area Median Income In Tavernier

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 Tavernier, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monroe County.

In Tavernier, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,400

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 Tavernier

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 Tavernier

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tavernier AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,350 $24,400 $27,450 $30,500 $32,950 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Tavernier AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,600 $40,700 $45,800 $50,850 $54,950 $59,000 $63,100 $67,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tavernier AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$56,950 $65,100 $73,250 $81,350 $87,900 $94,400 $100,900 $107,400