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Low Income

Definition

Having a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median family income (AMI), adjusted for family size. Households with incomes at or below 50 percent of AMI are considered "very low income"; those with incomes at or below 30 percent of AMI are considered "extremely low income."

Where to Find Data on this Site

  1. The Affordable Housing Needs section of the Profiles area includes a table for Percentage of Income Spent on Housing by Household Income.
  2. The Affordable Housing Needs section of the Comparisons area includes tables for Percentage of Income Paid for Housing by Low-Income Households (Income Less than 80% Area Median) and Extremely Low-Income Households (Income Less than 30% Area Median).
  3. The Household Demographic Data tool allows the user to create counts of households cross-tabulating household income as a percentage of area median income with one or more of the following: age of householder, cost burden, household size in persons, and tenure.
  4. The Affordable Housing Needs Summary provides 2002-2025 estimates and projections of the number of low-income, severely cost-burdened households by tenure and income in an area.
  5. The Need for Housing for Homeless Persons is a supplementary report to the 2010 Rental Market Study that estimates the number of homeless persons; the supply of shelter beds, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing reserved for homeless persons; and the need for additional beds by county or groups of counties in Florida.

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