; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Union County, FL

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Forest Park Apartments

775 NE 1st Street
Lake Butler, Florida
Rent Assisted
1-2 BR

Lake Butler Apartments

1005 SW 6th St
Lake Butler, Florida
Rent Assisted

715 W Main St

715 W Main St
Lake Butler, Florida
Public Housing
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Union County that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Union County, Florida can range from $730 to $750 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 202 low-income homes in Union County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Union County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Union County Housing Authority Public Housing
Go to the Florida Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Union County.

Union County, Florida Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Union County, Florida

Union County features 202 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 Union County, Florida

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Union County, Florida

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Union County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Union County, 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
Union County, Florida Fair Market Rent $706 $710 $826 $1,005 $1,407
Union County, Florida Payment Standard Range $635 to $777 $639 to $781 $743 to $909 $905 to $1,106 $1,266 to $1,548

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Union County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 202
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 202
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $39,163 ±$2,891
Median Rent $640 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.51% ± 7.95pp
Total Population 15,191

Population and Household Demographics

Union County is a county in Florida with a population of 15,191. There are 3,883 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 34.41% of households in Union County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Union County

The median gross income for households in Union County is $39,163 a year, or $3,264 a month. The median rent for the county is $640 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Union County, a household making less than $2,133 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Union County.

Area Median Income In Union County

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.

In Union County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,800

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 Union County

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 Union County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,580 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $42,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Union County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,950 $41,100 $46,250 $51,350 $55,500 $59,600 $63,700 $67,800