Gainesville, FL Low Income Housing

Gainesville, FL Low Income Housing Guide

Qualifying For Low Income Housing in Gainesville, FL

How do I qualify for low income housing in Gainesville, FL?
To qualify for low income housing in Florida, you must meet the following income requirements:

Your household income must be below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The AMI is updated annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and varies by county.

You must have a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

You must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant.

In addition to the income requirements, you may also need to meet other eligibility requirements, such as:

- You must not have been evicted from any public housing or Section 8 housing in the past three years.
- You must not have any outstanding felony convictions for drug-related offenses.
- You must not be a registered sex offender.

Types of Low Income Housing in Gainesville, FL

There are a variety of low-income housing options available in Gainesville, FL, including:
  • Public Housing: Public housing is owned and operated by your area Housing Authority. Public housing units are rented to low-income households at below-market rates.
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households. Vouchers can be used to rent apartments, townhouses, or single-family homes from private landlords.
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC): LIHTC is a federal program that provides tax credits to developers who build or renovate affordable housing units. LIHTC units are typically rented at below-market rates.
  • Project-Based Section 8: Project-based Section 8 is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households who live in specific apartment buildings or housing developments.
  • Very Low Income Housing Development (VLID): VLID is a federal program that provides grants to states and local governments to fund the development of affordable housing for low-income households.


In addition to these federal programs, there are also a number of state and local programs that provide low-income housing assistance in Gainesville, FL. These programs may offer rental assistance, down payment assistance, or other forms of financial assistance to help low-income households afford housing.

PublicHousing.com puts together our list of properties using the above program listings all on one website.



We display monthly rates for the apartments when possible. Most of subsidized apartments base the rent on income, therefore, you will need to contact the apartment directly for rates. We list all pertinent contact information.

HUD Fair Market Rent For Gainesville, Florida - Alachua County

Studio Apartments $943
One Bedroom Apartments $1,134
Two Bedroom Apartments $1,507
Three Bedroom Apartments $1,523

List of Low Income Housing in or near Gainesville, FL

Harbor Cove Apartments

Harbor Cove Apartments - Gainesville

6815 W. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL - 32607
(352) 331-9677
Alachua County

Treehouse Village Apartments

Treehouse Village Apartments - Gainesville

117 SE 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 372-3096
Alachua County

Hampton Court Apartments - Affordable Housing

Hampton Court Apartments - Affordable Housing - Gainesville

6415 NW 23rd Ter
Gainesville, FL - 32653
(352) 377-3318
Alachua County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Tiger Bay Court Apartment Homes

Tiger Bay Court Apartment Homes - Gainesville

2415 SE 4th Ln
Gainesville, FL - 32641
(352) 376-6787
Alachua County

Verdant Cove Apartments

Verdant Cove Apartments - Gainesville

4260 SE 10th Place
Gainesville, FL - 32641
(352) 367-8111
Alachua County

Alternative Housing Apartments

Alternative Housing Apartments - Gainesville

1342 Nw 45th Ave
Gainesville, FL - 32605
(352) 376-3057
Alachua County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Majestic Oaks Apartments

Majestic Oaks Apartments - Gainesville

5800 Sw 20th Ave
Gainesville, FL - 32607
352-332-5800
Alachua County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Pine Meadows Apartments

Pine Meadows Apartments - Gainesville

7025 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL - 32607
352-332-2804
Alachua County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Gardenia Gardens Apartments

Gardenia Gardens Apartments - Gainesville

1727 Ne 8th Ave
Gainesville, FL - 32641
(352)378-6992
Alachua County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Royal Village Apartments

Royal Village Apartments - Gainesville

710 SW Depot Avenue, #129
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 338-0202
Alachua County

Tiger Bay Court Apartments

Tiger Bay Court Apartments - Gainesville

2415 S.E. 4th Lane
Gainesville, FL - 32541
(888) 512-2047
Alachua County

Santa Fe Oaks Apartments

Santa Fe Oaks Apartments - Gainesville

8203 Northwest 31st Avenue
Gainesville, FL - 32606
(352) 290-3556
Alachua County

Reserve at Kanapaha Apartments

Reserve at Kanapaha Apartments - Gainesville

4440 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL - 32608
(352) 379-0255
Alachua County
See What Other Users Are Saying
Apartment Costs (user reports): 550.00
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Madison Cove Apartments - Gainesville

5500 Southwest Archer Road
Gainesville, FL - 32609
(352) 374-3745
Alachua County

Lewis Place at Ironwood Apartments

Lewis Place at Ironwood Apartments - Gainesville

4121 NE 15th Street
Gainesville, FL - 32609
(352) 373-7870
Alachua County

Eden Park at Ironwood Apartments - Gainesville

1330 Northeast 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL - 32609
(352) 379-7772 ‎
Alachua County

Eastgate Apartments

Eastgate Apartments - Gainesville

4260 SE 10th Place
Gainesville, FL - 32641
(352) 367-8111 ‎
Alachua County

North Florida Retirement Village

North Florida Retirement Village - Gainesville

8000 N W 27TH Bvld
Gainesville, FL - 32606
(800) 654-2996
Alachua County
Non Profit Apartment

Rebuilding Together North Central Florida,

Rebuilding Together North Central Florida, - Gainesville

4550 SW 41st Boulevard
Gainesville, FL - 32608
(352) 692-4973
Alachua County
Non Profit Apartment

Pine Grove Apartments - Gainesville

1901 Ne 2nd St
Gainesville, FL - 32609
(352) 373-1213
Alachua County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

City of Gainesville Housing Division

City of Gainesville Housing Division - Gainesville

306 Ne 6th Avenue
Gainesville, FL - 32602
352-334-5026-5628
Alachua County

Neighborhood Housing & Development Corporation

Neighborhood Housing & Development Corporation - Gainesville

633 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 380-9119
Alachua County

The Arc of Alachua County Developmentally Disabled Housing Services

The Arc of Alachua County Developmentally Disabled Housing Services - Gainesville

3303 NW 83rd St
Gainesville, FL - 32606
(352) 334-4060
Alachua County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Alachua County Housing Authority

Alachua County Housing Authority - Gainesville

703 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 372-2549
Alachua County
See What Other Users Are Saying
Apartment Costs (user reports): $600
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Are Utilities included in rent? (user reports): None
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Gainesville Housing Authority

Gainesville Housing Authority - Gainesville

1900 Se 4th St
Gainesville, FL - 32641
(352) 872-5500
Alachua County

Sunset Apartments - Affordable Community

Sunset Apartments - Affordable Community - Gainesville

1515 NW 12th St
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 378-9400
Alachua County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Horizon House Apartments - Affordable Community

Horizon House Apartments - Affordable Community - Gainesville

1515 NW 10th St
Gainesville, FL - 32601
(352) 378-9400
Alachua County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Village Green Apartments

Village Green Apartments - Gainesville

3101 Ne 15th St
Gainesville, FL - 32609
352-378-9135
Alachua County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Forest Green Apartments - Affordable Community

Forest Green Apartments - Affordable Community - Gainesville

3501 NE 15th St
Gainesville, FL - 32609
(352) 378-9135
Alachua County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Carver Gardens

Carver Gardens - Gainesville

1101 Se 15th St
Gainesville, FL - 32641
352-3781834
Alachua County
HUD Housing Apartment
Section 8 apartment

Tips for Finding Low-Income Housing in Gainesville, FL

  • 1. Check with local social service agencies. Many social service agencies offer affordable housing programs or can provide you with information on affordable housing resources in your area.
  • 2. HUD Exchange: The HUD Exchange website provides information on a variety of federal housing programs, including Section 8 and HOME.
  • 3. National Low Income Housing Coalition: The NLIHC website provides information on affordable housing programs and policies at the national and state levels.

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