Watts Arms I
10130 S Beach St
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90002

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Funding Programs

Watts Arms I was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Project Based Sec. 8 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 8

Watts Arms I has a project-based Section 8 contract. 104 of the 104 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 100% of the renter households in the property pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

The current Section 8 contract was effective on June 01, 2014 and the contract expires on May 31, 2019. The Section 8 contract rent is 64.5% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $1,154.00 for One Bedroom, $1,490.00 for Two Bedroom, and $2,009.00 for Three Bedroom.

28% of California properties and 26% of all properties across the country have Section 8 rental subsidies. See the Rent Subsidies section for more.


Watts Arms I is an affordable apartment community located in Los Angeles, California which is located in Los Angeles County. The property is located in California's 34th Congressional District served by Representative Xavier Becerra (D), Senator Kamala Harris (D) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D).

Watts Arms I is an apartment community containing 104 rental units. The property contains 226 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Watts Arms I is home to not more than 443 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Watts Arms I provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in Los Angeles, CA by this property is Project Based Sec. 8.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is a minimum rent payment of not less than $25 and as much as $50 for all subsidy recipients at this property. That means that even if a renter has zero income, they will still be required to pay rent. In recent years, there have been various legislative proposals to increase the Section 8 minimum rent but advocates make the valid point that minimum rents affect the poorest of the poor.

Unit Mix

Watts Arms I contains a mix of 104 assisted one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent. There are 18 One Bedroom, 50 Two Bedroom, and 36 Three Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 17% One Bedroom, 48% Two Bedroom, and 35% Three Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Watts Arms I is 2.17.

California's 34th

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