Affordable Housing In Bellflower
Los Angeles County, California

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bellflower

Bellflower Friendship Manor

9550 Oak St
Bellflower, CA

Oak Street Manor

9560 Oak St
Bellflower, CA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bellflower Senior Center

9919 Ramona St
Bellflower, CA
Accepts Vouchers

Flora Vista Senior Apartments

9920 Flora Vista St
Bellflower, CA
Accepts Vouchers

Artesia Senior Center

10427 Artesia Blvd
Bellflower, CA
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Bellflower

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bellflower, California

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 500 affordable apartments for rent in Bellflower, California.

Income Based Apartments in Bellflower, California

Bellflower features 170 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 Bellflower, California

There are 330 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bellflower.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bellflower, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bellflower landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Bellflower.

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

2020 Bellflower, 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.

Bellflower, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 500
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 170
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 60.78%
Average Renter Household Size 3.16
Average Household Size 3.32
Median Household Income $48,823 ±$1,659
Median Rent $1,185 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59% ± 3.32pp
Total Population 77,756

Population and Household Demographics

Bellflower is a City in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 77,756. There are 23,176 households in the city with an average household size of 3.32 persons. 60.78% of households in Bellflower are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bellflower

The median gross income for households in Bellflower is $48,823 a year, or $4,069 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,185 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bellflower, a household making less than $3,950 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59% of households who rent are overburdened in Bellflower.1

Area Median Income In Bellflower

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

In Bellflower, 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 Bellflower

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 Bellflower HUD Rental Assistance in Bellflower

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