Affordable Housing In Alhambra
Los Angeles County, California

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Alhambra

Burke Manor Apartments

15 N 3rd St
Alhambra, CA
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Wysong Village Apartments

111 N Chapel Avenue
Alhambra, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Telacu Housing - Alhambra

89 S Chapel Ave
Alhambra, CA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Main Street Plaza

333 W Main St
Alhambra, CA
HCV Welcome

Plaza on Main

4th & Main
Alhambra, CA
HCV Welcome

Alhambra Chapa

4th And Main Sts
Alhambra, CA
HCV Welcome
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There are 6 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 467 affordable apartments for rent in Alhambra. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 236 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Alhambra, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 231 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Alhambra

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Alhambra, California

Alhambra, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 467
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 236
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 59.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Total Population 84,782
Housing Units 29,174
Average Household Size 2.88
Median Household Income $53,582 ±$2,909
Median Rent $1,210 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.24% ± 3.07pp

Population and Household Demographics

Alhambra is a City in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 84,782. There are 29,174 households in the city with an average household size of 2.88 persons. 59.63% of households in Alhambra are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Alhambra

The median gross income for households in Alhambra is $53,582 a year, or $4,465 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,210 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Alhambra, a household making less than $4,033 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Alhambra.1

Area Median Income In Alhambra

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Alhambra, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In Alhambra, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,100

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Alhambra

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Alhambra HUD Rental Assistance in Alhambra

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,950 $25,050 $28,200 $31,300 $33,850 $36,350 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
80% of Median $58,450 $66,800 $75,150 $83,500 $90,200 $96,900 $103,550 $110,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Alhambra

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1999 to 2006, 2 low income apartment communities containing 203 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Alhambra by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Alhambra

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
60% of Median $43,860 $50,160 $56,400 $62,640 $67,680 $72,720 $77,700 $82,740

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Alhambra is $56,400 a year, or $4,700 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,700 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,410 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $914 $979 $1,175 $1,358 $1,515 $1,671
60% $1,097 $1,175 $1,410 $1,629 $1,818 $2,006
Fair Market Rents in Alhambra

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,158 $1,384 $1,791 $2,401 $2,641