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Affordable Housing In Carlsbad
San Diego County, California

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carlsbad

La Costa Paloma

1953 Dove Ln
Carlsbad, California
Income Based
1 BR

Rancho Carrillo Apartments

6053 Paseo Acampo
Carlsbad, California
1-3 BR

Cassia Heights Apartments

2029 Cassia Rd
Carlsbad, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Waterstone Carlsbad

2320 Via Clemente Suite N
Carlsbad, California
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Tavarua Senior Apartments

3568 Harding St
Carlsbad, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Laurel Tree Apartments

1307 Laurel Tree Ln
Carlsbad, California

Villa Loma Apartments

6421 Tobria Ter
Carlsbad, California

Laguna Terrace

1014 Laguna Dr
Carlsbad, California

Poinsettia Station Apartments

6811 Embarcadero Ln
Carlsbad, California

Vista Las Flores

6404 Halyard Pl
Carlsbad, California

Housing Authorities that serve Carlsbad

Housing Authority Programs
Carlsbad Housing and Neighborhood Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the County of San Diego Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carlsbad, California

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,360 affordable apartments for rent in Carlsbad, California.

Income Based Apartments in Carlsbad, California

Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad, California

There are 1,360 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carlsbad.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carlsbad, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carlsbad landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Carlsbad.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carlsbad, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,912 and $2,336.

2021 Carlsbad, 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
Carlsbad, California Fair Market Rent $1,478 $1,642 $2,124 $2,987 $3,677
Carlsbad, California Payment Standard Range $1,330 to $1,626 $1,478 to $1,806 $1,912 to $2,336 $2,688 to $3,286 $3,309 to $4,045

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Carlsbad, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 1,360
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $90,597 ±$4,403
Median Rent $1,762 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.14% ± 4.04pp
Total Population 110,830

Population and Household Demographics

Carlsbad is a city in San Diego County, California with a population of 110,830. There are 42,791 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 37.42% of households in Carlsbad are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carlsbad

The median gross income for households in Carlsbad is $90,597 a year, or $7,550 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,762 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carlsbad, a household making less than $5,873 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Carlsbad.

Area Median Income In Carlsbad

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 Carlsbad, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Diego County.

In Carlsbad, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $95,100

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 Carlsbad

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 Carlsbad

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Carlsbad AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,450 $29,100 $32,750 $36,350 $39,300 $42,200 $45,100 $48,000
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Carlsbad AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$42,450 $48,500 $54,550 $60,600 $65,450 $70,300 $75,150 $80,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Carlsbad AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$67,900 $77,600 $87,300 $97,000 $104,800 $112,550 $120,300 $128,050