Quality Workforce Housing for Low- to Moderate-Income Families
Wimauma is located in Hillsborough County’s Southshore area, the fastest growing part of the county. The high rate of growth and development over the past few years is expected to continue. Without significant interventions, Wimauma’s supply of quality, workforce housing will continue to shrink.
A Top Community Priority in Wimauma
Hardworking families and individuals in Wimauma already feel the pinch. That’s why the need for quality, workforce housing is a top community priority. It is also a key focus area for the Wimauma Community Development Corporation.
High Housing Cost Burdens
Florida still lags behind most states in overall pay. According to Florida Kids Count, over 36% of Hillsborough families face a high housing cost burden (spending more than 30% of income on housing.) For low-income individuals and families, 50 percent of renters in Hillsborough County are severely cost burdened, with rent exceeding more than half of their income.
Key housing and development facts:
- The median household income in Wimauma is $35,741, nearly $20K less than statewide median.
- Median owner-occupied home value in Wimauma is $108,000 – roughly half of Hillsborough County’s.
- According to the latest census data, over 1.4 million people live in Hillsborough County. Since the 2010 census, that population has increased by more than 14 percent