Affordable Housing In Buena Park
Orange County, California

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Buena Park

Dorado Senior Apartments

8622 Stanton Ave.
Buena Park, California
$1010
1 BR

Walden Glen Apartments

6570 Knott Ave
Buena Park, California
Call For Rent
2 BR

Clark Commons

8004 Orangethorpe Avenue
Buena Park, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Newport House

8361 Knott Ave
Buena Park, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Emerald Gardens Apartments

8720 Valley View St
Buena Park, California

Casa Santa Maria Apartments

7551 Orangethorpe Ave
Buena Park, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Harmony Park Apartments

7252 Melrose St
Buena Park, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Buena Park

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Buena Park, California

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 686 affordable apartments for rent in Buena Park, California.

Income Based Apartments in Buena Park, California

Buena Park features 111 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 Buena Park, California

There are 575 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Buena Park.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Buena Park, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Buena Park landlords $1,400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Buena Park.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Buena Park, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,098 and $2,564.

2021 Buena Park, 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
Buena Park, California Fair Market Rent $1,678 $1,888 $2,331 $3,227 $3,716
Buena Park, California Payment Standard Range $1,510 to $1,846 $1,699 to $2,077 $2,098 to $2,564 $2,904 to $3,550 $3,344 to $4,088

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Buena Park, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 686
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 111
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.54%
Average Renter Household Size 3.71
Average Household Size 3.54
Median Household Income $70,588 ±$3,548
Median Rent $1,400 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.75% ± 4.83pp
Total Population 82,683

Population and Household Demographics

Buena Park is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 82,683. There are 23,130 households in the city with an average household size of 3.54 persons. 43.54% of households in Buena Park are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Buena Park

The median gross income for households in Buena Park is $70,588 a year, or $5,882 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,400 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Buena Park, a household making less than $4,667 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Buena Park.

Area Median Income In Buena Park

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 Buena Park, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Buena Park, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,700

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 Buena Park

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 Buena Park

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Buena Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,250 $32,300 $36,350 $40,350 $43,600 $46,850 $50,050 $53,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Buena Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,100 $53,800 $60,550 $67,250 $72,650 $78,050 $83,400 $88,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Buena Park AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$75,300 $86,050 $96,800 $107,550 $116,200 $124,800 $133,400 $142,000