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Affordable Housing In West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County, Florida

42 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Palm Beach

Waverly Apartments

1386 Summit Pines Blvd
West Palm Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Brenton at Abbey Park

1921 Abbey Rd
West Palm Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Residences at Haverhill

5408 TREVOR CIRCLE
West Palm Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Georgian Gardens Apartments

4330 Community Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Merry Place Apartments

451 Cheerful St
West Palm Beach, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

St Charles Place Manor

2701 Broadway
West Palm Beach, Florida
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

St James Residences

400 S Olive Ave
West Palm Beach, Florida
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mallards Landing Apartments

1598 Quail Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Palm Grove Apartments

2100 N Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida
Subsidized

Palms West Apartments

1551 Quail Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve West Palm Beach

Housing Authority Programs
West Palm Beach Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Palm Beach County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Palm Beach, Florida

There are 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,540 affordable apartments for rent in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in West Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach features 1,682 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 West Palm Beach, Florida

There are 4,858 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Palm Beach.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Palm Beach, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Palm Beach landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in West Palm Beach.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Palm Beach, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,355 and $1,657.

2020 West Palm Beach, 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 $1,015 $1,208 $1,506 $2,043 $2,422
Payment Standard Range $914 to $1,117 $1,087 to $1,329 $1,355 to $1,657 $1,839 to $2,247 $2,180 to $2,664

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Palm Beach, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 42
Total Low Income Apartments 6,540
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,682
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $45,800 ±$1,471
Median Rent $1,063 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.28% ± 2.95pp
Total Population 103,588

Population and Household Demographics

West Palm Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida with a population of 103,588. There are 41,474 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 51.18% of households in West Palm Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Palm Beach

The median gross income for households in West Palm Beach is $45,800 a year, or $3,817 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,063 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Palm Beach, a household making less than $3,543 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.28% of households who rent are overburdened in West Palm Beach.

Area Median Income In West Palm Beach

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 West Palm Beach, the AMI is calculated from all households within Palm Beach County.

In West Palm Beach, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,100

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 West Palm Beach

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 West Palm Beach

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,450 $21,100 $23,750 $26,350 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,750 $35,150 $39,550 $43,900 $47,450 $50,950 $54,450 $57,950
80% of Median $49,200 $56,200 $63,250 $70,250 $75,900 $81,500 $87,150 $92,750