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Affordable Housing In Arcadia
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In Arcadia

Waiting ListStatus
Los Angeles County Development Authority Senior Public Housing Open Now

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Arcadia

Naomi Gardens

655 W Naomi Ave
Arcadia, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Campus Commons

16 Campus Dr
Arcadia, California

Property Development - Non Chdo

150 Las Tunas Dr
Arcadia, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Arcadia

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Arcadia, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 197 affordable apartments for rent in Arcadia, California.

Income Based Apartments in Arcadia, California

Arcadia features 101 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Arcadia, California

There are 96 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Arcadia.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Arcadia, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Arcadia landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Arcadia.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Arcadia, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,760 and $2,152.

2020 Arcadia, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857
Payment Standard Range $1,151 to $1,407 $1,365 to $1,669 $1,760 to $2,152 $2,353 to $2,875 $2,571 to $3,143

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Arcadia, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 197
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 101
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.93
Median Household Income $79,934 ±$4,504
Median Rent $1,424 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.24% ± 4.62pp
Total Population 57,564

Population and Household Demographics

Arcadia is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 57,564. There are 19,559 households in the city with an average household size of 2.93 persons. 40.41% of households in Arcadia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Arcadia

The median gross income for households in Arcadia is $79,934 a year, or $6,661 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,424 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Arcadia, a household making less than $4,747 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Arcadia.

Area Median Income In Arcadia

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 Arcadia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In Arcadia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 Arcadia

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Arcadia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% of Median $63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950