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Affordable Housing In Trenton
Gilchrist County, Florida

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Trenton

Trenton Place Apartments

718 NE 7th Place
Trenton, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

1032 NE 2nd Ave

1032 NE 2nd Ave
Trenton, Florida

Suwannee River Villas

901 Suwannee River Dr
Trenton, Florida
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Housing Authorities that serve Trenton

Housing Authority Programs
Gilchrist County Housing Authority Public Housing
North Central Florida Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Trenton, Florida

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 70 affordable apartments for rent in Trenton, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Trenton, Florida

Trenton features 46 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 Trenton, Florida

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Trenton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Trenton, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Trenton landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Trenton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Trenton, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $975 and $1,191.

2021 Trenton, 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
Trenton, Florida Fair Market Rent $805 $897 $1,083 $1,415 $1,469
Trenton, Florida Payment Standard Range $725 to $886 $807 to $987 $975 to $1,191 $1,274 to $1,557 $1,322 to $1,616

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Trenton, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 70
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 46
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.88
Average Household Size 2.82
Median Household Income $34,449 ±$6,625
Median Rent $634 ±$158
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.56% ± 14.66pp
Total Population 2,199

Population and Household Demographics

Trenton is a city in Gilchrist County, Florida with a population of 2,199. There are 723 households in the city with an average household size of 2.82 persons. 42.46% of households in Trenton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Trenton

The median gross income for households in Trenton is $34,449 a year, or $2,871 a month. The median rent for the city is $634 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Trenton, a household making less than $2,113 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Trenton.

Area Median Income In Trenton

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 Trenton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Gilchrist County.

In Trenton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,800

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 Trenton

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 Trenton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Trenton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,400 $17,600 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Trenton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,650 $29,300 $32,950 $36,600 $39,550 $42,500 $45,400 $48,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Trenton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,000 $46,850 $52,700 $58,550 $63,250 $67,950 $72,650 $77,300