Carlsbad, California Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 0 income based apartments in Carlsbad where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,360 affordable apartments in Carlsbad that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Carlsbad, California

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Carlsbad.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Carlsbad.

La Costa Paloma

1953 Dove Ln
Carlsbad, California
Income Based
1 BR
Affordable

Rancho Carrillo Apartments

6053 Paseo Acampo
Carlsbad, California
$1,428-1,708
1-3 BR
Affordable

Cassia Heights Apartments

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

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
Affordable

Laurel Tree Apartments

1307 Laurel Tree Ln
Carlsbad, California
Affordable

Villa Loma Apartments

6421 Tobria Ter
Carlsbad, California
Affordable

Laguna Terrace

1014 Laguna Dr
Carlsbad, California
Affordable

Poinsettia Station Apartments

6811 Embarcadero Ln
Carlsbad, California
Affordable

Vista Las Flores

6404 Halyard Pl
Carlsbad, California
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Carlsbad

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City Apartments
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San Marcos, CA Affordable Housing programs support 23 apartment communities in San Marcos.
Escondido, CA Affordable Housing programs support 22 apartment communities in Escondido.
Oceanside, CA Affordable Housing programs support 20 apartment communities in Oceanside.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Carlsbad, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

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)
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Carlsbad.

Carlsbad, California Affordable Housing Data

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 $2,159 and $2,639.

2023 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 $1,714 $1,885 $2,399 $3,279 $3,988
Carlsbad, California Payment Standard Range $1,543 to $1,885 $1,697 to $2,074 $2,159 to $2,639 $2,951 to $3,607 $3,589 to $4,387

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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 $106,900

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.
$27,350 $31,250 $35,150 $39,050 $42,200 $45,300 $48,450 $51,550
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.
$45,550 $52,050 $58,550 $65,050 $70,300 $75,500 $80,700 $85,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Carlsbad AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$72,900 $83,300 $93,700 $104,100 $112,450 $120,800 $129,100 $137,450