Affordable Housing In Barstow
San Bernardino County, California

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Barstow

Riverview Apartments

200 N. Yucca Avenue
Barstow, California
2-4 BR

Suncrest Apartments

201 N Yucca Avenue
Barstow, California
2-4 BR

Virginia Terrace

615 E Virginia Way
Barstow, California

Rimrock Village

1801 Rimrock Rd
Barstow, California

Bighorn Complex

720 Powell Ct
Barstow, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Barstow

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Barstow, California

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 602 affordable apartments for rent in Barstow, California.

Income Based Apartments in Barstow, California

Barstow features 302 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 Barstow, California

There are 300 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Barstow.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Barstow, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Barstow landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Barstow.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Barstow, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,251 and $1,529.

2021 Barstow, 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
Barstow, California Fair Market Rent $955 $1,106 $1,390 $1,917 $2,369
Barstow, California Payment Standard Range $860 to $1,051 $995 to $1,217 $1,251 to $1,529 $1,725 to $2,109 $2,132 to $2,606

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Barstow, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 602
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 302
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.89
Average Household Size 2.90
Median Household Income $39,632 ±$4,908
Median Rent $715 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.26% ± 6.26pp
Total Population 23,281

Population and Household Demographics

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California with a population of 23,281. There are 7,942 households in the city with an average household size of 2.90 persons. 52.59% of households in Barstow are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Barstow

The median gross income for households in Barstow is $39,632 a year, or $3,303 a month. The median rent for the city is $715 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Barstow, a household making less than $2,383 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Barstow.

Area Median Income In Barstow

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 Barstow, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Bernardino County.

In Barstow, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,500

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 Barstow

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 Barstow

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Barstow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $19,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Barstow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Barstow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450