Affordable Housing In Big Bear Lake
San Bernardino County, California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Big Bear Lake

The Crossings at Big Bear Lake

773 Knickerbocker Rd
Big Bear Lake, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Big Bear Lake

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 Big Bear Lake, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 42 affordable apartments for rent in Big Bear Lake, California.

Income Based Apartments in Big Bear Lake, California

Big Bear Lake features 0 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 Big Bear Lake, California

There are 42 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Big Bear Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Big Bear Lake, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Big Bear Lake landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Big Bear Lake.

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

2021 Big Bear Lake, 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
Big Bear Lake, California Fair Market Rent $955 $1,106 $1,390 $1,917 $2,369
Big Bear Lake, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Big Bear Lake, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 42
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $42,031 ±$6,111
Median Rent $902 ±$90
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.81% ± 9.35pp
Total Population 5,145

Population and Household Demographics

Big Bear Lake is a city in San Bernardino County, California with a population of 5,145. There are 2,270 households in the city with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 44.45% of households in Big Bear Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Big Bear Lake

The median gross income for households in Big Bear Lake is $42,031 a year, or $3,503 a month. The median rent for the city is $902 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Big Bear Lake, a household making less than $3,007 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 65.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Big Bear Lake.

Area Median Income In Big Bear Lake

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 Big Bear Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Bernardino County.

In Big Bear Lake, 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 Big Bear Lake

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 Big Bear Lake

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Big Bear Lake 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 Big Bear Lake 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 Big Bear Lake 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