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Affordable Housing In Winter Garden
Orange County, Florida

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Winter Garden

West Pointe Villas

1207 W Pointe Villas Blvd
Winter Garden, Florida

Bay Pointe

1053 Horizon St
Winter Garden, Florida

Country Garden Apartments

1412 Country Garden Cir
Winter Garden, Florida

Evergreen Garden Apartments

678 W Bay St
Winter Garden, Florida

Park Avenue Villas

46 S Park Ave
Winter Garden, Florida
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Housing Authorities that serve Winter Garden

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing and Community Development Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Winter Garden, Florida

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 718 affordable apartments for rent in Winter Garden, Florida.

Income Based Apartments in Winter Garden, Florida

Winter Garden features 126 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 Winter Garden, Florida

There are 592 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Winter Garden.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Winter Garden, Florida

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Winter Garden landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Winter Garden.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Winter Garden, Florida for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,123 and $1,373.

2020 Winter Garden, 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 $989 $1,064 $1,248 $1,636 $1,956
Payment Standard Range $890 to $1,088 $958 to $1,170 $1,123 to $1,373 $1,472 to $1,800 $1,760 to $2,152

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Winter Garden, FL Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 718
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 126
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.80
Average Household Size 3.04
Median Household Income $60,352 ±$5,285
Median Rent $986 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.5% ± 8.49pp
Total Population 37,955

Population and Household Demographics

Winter Garden is a city in Orange County, Florida with a population of 37,955. There are 12,318 households in the city with an average household size of 3.04 persons. 31.08% of households in Winter Garden are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Winter Garden

The median gross income for households in Winter Garden is $60,352 a year, or $5,029 a month. The median rent for the city is $986 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Winter Garden, a household making less than $3,287 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Winter Garden.

Area Median Income In Winter Garden

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 Winter Garden, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Winter Garden, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,100

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 Winter Garden

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 Winter Garden

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,450 $29,100 $32,750 $36,350 $39,300 $42,200 $45,100 $48,000
80% of Median $40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800