Affordable Housing In West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County, Florida

Waiting List Openings In West Palm Beach

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

West Palm Beach, FL Mainstream Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The West Palm Beach Housing Authority (WPBHA) will accept Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher will accept applications from November 29, 2021 until December 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET. According to the WPBHA, "Mainstream Vouchers serve households that include a non-elderly person(s) with disabilities. A non-elderly disabled person is defined as a person with disabilities who is at least 18 years of age and not yet 62 years old."

How to Apply for the West Palm Beach, FL Mainstream Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

46 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Palm Beach

Waverly Apartments

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

Brenton at Abbey Park

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

Parkside Residences

5500 Haverhill Rd N
West Palm Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Madison Chase

1096 Madison Chase
West Palm Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Saddlebrook Apartments

5101 Caribbean Blvd
West Palm Beach, Florida
1 BR

Residences at Haverhill

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

Georgian Gardens Apartments

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

Malibu Bay

750 Malibu Bay Dr
West Palm Beach, Florida

Merry Place Apartments

451 Cheerful St
West Palm Beach, Florida

St Charles Place Manor

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in West Palm Beach, 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 West Palm Beach, Florida

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
Boca Raton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Palm Beach, Florida

There are 46 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,118 affordable apartments for rent in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in West Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach features 1,807 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 5,311 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 $1,420 and $1,736.

2022 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
West Palm Beach, Florida Fair Market Rent $1,049 $1,274 $1,578 $2,120 $2,575
West Palm Beach, Florida Payment Standard Range $944 to $1,154 $1,147 to $1,401 $1,420 to $1,736 $1,908 to $2,332 $2,318 to $2,833

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Palm Beach, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 46
Total Low Income Apartments 7,118
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,807
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 $80,200

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Palm Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,000 $20,600 $23,150 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Palm Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,000 $34,250 $38,550 $42,800 $46,250 $49,650 $53,100 $56,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Palm Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,950 $54,800 $61,650 $68,500 $74,000 $79,500 $84,950 $90,450