Florida

Florida

State in United States


Florida has a land area of 53,633.7 square miles and a water area of 12,106.1 square miles. It is the 26th largest state by area. Florida is bordered by Georgia and Alabama.

Population and People

  • Total Population

    21,781,128
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Average Age

    42.8 Year
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Senior Population (65 years and older)

    4,598,996
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Veterans

    7.8%
    InformationData from Census Bureau

Income and Poverty

  • Median Household Income

    $89,313
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Poverty

    22%
    InformationData from Census Bureau

Employment and Labor Force

  • Total Eligible Employment Population

    17,933,598
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Unemployed

    3.3%
    InformationData from Census Bureau

Housing

  • Housing Units

    8,565,329
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Median Gross Rent (in dollars)

    $1,348
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Gross Rent vs Percentage of Household Income: Less Than 30% Household Income

    45.1%
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Gross Rent vs Percentage of Household Income: 30% or More of Household Income

    54.9%
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Median Home Price (in dollars)

    $290,700
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Renter Rate

    2,793,000
    InformationData from Census Bureau
  • Homeownership Rate

    5,772,329
    InformationData from Census Bureau

Health

  • Disabled

    13.5%
    InformationData from Census Bureau

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is on its mission to provide decent and affordable housing to Americans with low-income. Within the United States there are 10 different geographical regions that HUD has been divided into. Depending on where your state is located you would be zoned to one of these Regional Offices. To find your Regional office: Affordable Housing411 Regional Office Page.

Within these Regional Offices zones there are 54 different Field Offices. Again, depending on your location you will be zoned to a particular Field Office. To Find Your Field Office visit: Affordable Housing411 Field Offices Page.

Lastly locally there are almost 4,000 Local Housing Authorities Offices. To find your local office visit: Affordable Housing411 Public Housing Authority Page

Each State or area can have different income limits and eligibility requirements. We recommend you contact your local housing authority for specific income guidelines.

The State of Florida is located in Atlanta Regional Office. Within Florida there are . Throughout Florida there are 97 Public Housing Authority Offices.

We at Affordable Housing 411, have gathered all the contact information for all of HUD’s Offices. We want to be an advocate for those in need of affordable housing.

CONTACT HUD: FLORIDA

For general questions about HUD or its programs, contact the HUD office nearest you. In Florida, offices are located in Jacksonville and Miami.

For questions about FHA loans or programs, contact our FHA Resource Center:

For questions about HUD rental programs, including Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers, contact our local Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Resource Center:

FIELD OFFICES HUD: FLORIDA

REGIONAL OFFICE HUD: FLORIDA

TANF OFFICE HUD: FLORIDA

LIHEAP OFFICE HUD: FLORIDA

LIHWAP OFFICE HUD: FLORIDA

Public Housing Authority in Florida

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RENTAL HELP: FLORIDA

Subsidized Apartments
HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. To apply, contact or visit the management office of each apartment building that interests you.

Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)
To apply for either type of help, visit your local Public Housing Agency (PHA).

Some PHAs have long waiting lists, so you may want to apply at more than one PHA. Your PHA can also give you a list of locations at which your voucher can be used.

Need advice?

HOMEOWNERSHIP: FLORIDA

Owning a home is a big part of the American Dream. Here are some resources that can help you buy, maintain and keep your home.

Getting Started

Buying a Home

Owning and Maintaining Your Home

If the resource information above is incorrect, please notify your local HUD field office.

Population by Age Range in Florida

Age and Sex

42.8 +/- 0.2

Median Age in Florida

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Age and Sex

42.8 +/- 0.2
Median Age in Florida
38.8 +/- 0.1
Median Age in United States

Population by Age Range in Florida

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Older Population by Age Range in Florida

Older Population

20.4 +/- 0.1

65 Years and Older in Florida

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Older Population

20.4 +/- 0.1
65 Years and Older in Florida
16.8 +/- 0.1
65 Years and Older in United States

Older Population by Age in Florida

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Veterans in Florida

Veterans

7.8 +/- 0.1

Veterans in Florida

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Veterans

7.8 +/- 0.1
Veterans in Florida
6.4 +/- 0.1
Veterans in United States

Veterans in Florida

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Median Household Income in Florida

Median Household Income

$63,062 +/- $425

Median Household Income in Florida

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Median Household Income

$63,062 +/- $425
Median Household Income in Florida
$69,717 +/- $134
Median Household Income in United States

Median Household Income in Florida

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Poverty in Florida

Poverty

13.1 +/- 0.2

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Poverty

13.1 +/- 0.2
Poverty in Florida
12.8 +/- 0.1
Poverty in United States

Poverty in Florida

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Educational Attainment in Florida

Educational Attainment

33.2 +/- 0.3

Educational Attainment in Florida

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Educational Attainment

33.2 +/- 0.3
Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Florida
35.0 +/- 0.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher in United States

Educational Attainment in Florida

Chart Survey/Program: 2022 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles

Employment and Labor Force Status in Florida

Employment rate

55.4% +/- 0.2%

Employment rate in Florida

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Employment rate

55.4% +/- 0.2%
Employment rate in Florida
58.6% +/- 0.1%
Employment rate in United States

HUD MAILING LISTS: FLORIDA

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HUD Multifamily Housing Updates for the Southeast Region To self-register to receive updates and announcements for the Multifamily Housing Southeast region, enter your e-mail address, select the Southeast Region subscription topic, then select the specific state(s) you would like to subscribe to.

The purpose of the distribution list is to provide an efficient way for property owners, management companies, sponsors, developers, and other interested parties to stay informed.

Region IV Environmental Team Mailing List This list is intended to inform persons with environmental review responsibilities of training announcements, regulatory updates and policy announcements regarding completion of environmental reviews pursuant to NEPA as implemented by HUD regulations. Mailings that do not address national matters, will focus primarily on items specific to HUD Region IV.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a public housing authority/agency (PHA)?

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A PHA is a public agency charged with providing safe, sanitary and decent housing to the most vulnerable populations in their community. This includes low-income families, especially those at risk of homelessness, as well as the elderly and disabled.

Although housing authorities have a strong relationship with local, state, and federal governments, they are actually independent agencies. Charted under state law, a housing authority is an autonomous, not-for-profit public corporation. This organizational structure allows housing authorities to work in conjunction with local governments and agencies to develop long-term housing strategies for communities.

Though independently run, housing authorities are required to follow federal regulations. In addition, housing authorities receive a subsidy from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In some states, housing authorities receive funds from state or operate separate housing programs not directly subsidized by a government agency.

How to Get Help Paying Rent

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A PHA is a public agency charged with providing safe, sanitary and decent housing to the most vulnerable populations in their community. This includes low-income families, especially those at risk of homelessness, as well as the elderly and disabled.

Although housing authorities have a strong relationship with local, state, and federal governments, they are actually independent agencies. Charted under state law, a housing authority is an autonomous, not-for-profit public corporation. This organizational structure allows housing authorities to work in conjunction with local governments and agencies to develop long-term housing strategies for communities.

Though independently run, housing authorities are required to follow federal regulations. In addition, housing authorities receive a subsidy from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In some states, housing authorities receive funds from state or operate separate housing programs not directly subsidized by a government agency.

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Last Updated: September 1, 2023