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Affordable Housing In Walton County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Walton County

Oakdale Garden Apartments

226 N 1st St
DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Heritage Apartments

315 S 19th St
DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Alpine Heights and Highland Terrace

412 S 2nd St
DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Hazelwood Apartments

Kylea Laird Rd
Freeport, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Sun Bay Village

RR 3 Box 1030
Freeport, Florida
Accepts Vouchers


195 Bob Sikes Rd
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Arbours at Shoemaker Place

214 Shoemaker Dr
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Walton County

Housing Authority Programs
Walton County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Walton County, Florida

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 352 affordable apartments for rent in Walton County, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Walton County, Florida

Walton County features 198 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 Walton County, Florida

There are 154 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Walton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Walton County, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Walton County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Walton County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Walton County, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $792 and $968.

2020 Walton 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
Fair Market Rent $751 $773 $880 $1,269 $1,545
Payment Standard Range $676 to $826 $696 to $850 $792 to $968 $1,142 to $1,396 $1,391 to $1,700

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Walton County, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 352
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 198
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $44,966 ±$2,763
Median Rent $971 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.15% ± 7.3pp
Total Population 59,487

Population and Household Demographics

Walton County is a county in Florida with a population of 59,487. There are 23,490 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 28.23% of households in Walton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Walton County

The median gross income for households in Walton County is $44,966 a year, or $3,747 a month. The median rent for the county is $971 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Walton County, a household making less than $3,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Walton County.

Area Median Income In Walton 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 Walton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,300

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 Walton 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 Walton County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,950 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,800
50% of Median $23,250 $26,550 $29,850 $33,150 $35,850 $38,500 $41,150 $43,800
80% of Median $37,150 $42,450 $47,750 $53,050 $57,300 $61,550 $65,800 $70,050

Cities In Walton County

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City Served By
De Funiak Springs
DeFuniak Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves DeFuniak Springs is the Walton County Housing Authority.
Freeport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freeport is the Walton County Housing Authority.
Miramar Beach