Affordable Housing In Blythe
Riverside County, California

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Blythe

Villa Monterey Apartments

1251 E 14th Ave
Blythe, CA
2-4 BR
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Baldwin Apartments

1450 E Barnard St
Blythe, CA
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1 BR

Squaw Valley Apartments

200 N Birch St
Blythe, CA
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2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Sunrise Apartments

481 N Eucalyptus Ave
Blythe, CA
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2-3 BR

Broadway Manor Apartments

550 South Broadway St
Blythe, CA
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1-2 BR

Silsby Gardens Apartments

200 N 9th St
Blythe, CA

Quail Place Apartments

551 S. 3rd
Blythe, CA
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1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Sunset West Apartments

200 N Lovekin Blvd
Blythe, CA
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El Solano Apartments

170 S Spring St
Blythe, CA
HCV Welcome
Market Rate

The Bayfield Apartments

450 W Barnard St
Blythe, CA
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Blythe

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Riverside Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blythe, California

According to federal housing data and research, there are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,313 affordable apartments for rent in Blythe, California. Blythe features 288 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,025 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blythe.

Blythe, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,313
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 288
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $42,798 ±$2,593
Median Rent $722 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.37% ± 9.14pp
Total Population 19,839

Population and Household Demographics

Blythe is a City in Riverside County, California with a population of 19,839. There are 4,915 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 49.66% of households in Blythe are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blythe

The median gross income for households in Blythe is $42,798 a year, or $3,567 a month. The median rent for the city is $722 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blythe, a household making less than $2,407 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Blythe.1

Area Median Income In Blythe

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 Blythe, the AMI is calculated from all households within Riverside County.

In Blythe, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,700

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 Blythe

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 Blythe HUD Rental Assistance in Blythe

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,100 $17,250 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% of Median $40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Blythe

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

From 1987 to 2009, 13 low income apartment communities containing 502 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Blythe 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 Blythe

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
60% of Median $30,180 $34,500 $38,820 $43,080 $46,560 $49,980 $53,460 $56,880

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 Blythe is $38,820 a year, or $3,235 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,235 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $971 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% $629 $674 $809 $934 $1,041 $1,149
60% $755 $809 $971 $1,121 $1,250 $1,379
Fair Market Rents in Blythe

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$875 $1,030 $1,289 $1,789 $2,216