Atrium Apartments

4667 Carpinteria Ave
Carpinteria, California
1-3 BR

Dahlia Court, Phase II

1305 Dahlia Ct
Carpinteria, California

Dahlia Court

1300 Dahlia Ct
Carpinteria, California
1 BR

Chapel Court Apartments

681 Ash Avenue
Carpinteria, California

Beach Court Accessible

648 Maple St
Carpinteria, California
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing

There are 12 low-income apartments in Carpinteria that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Carpinteria, California can range from $1,242 to $1,242 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 38 low-income homes in Carpinteria where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $567 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on September 1st, 2021. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Carpinteria, 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
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Carpinteria.

Carpinteria, California Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Carpinteria, California

Carpinteria features 38 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 Carpinteria, California

There are 12 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carpinteria.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carpinteria, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carpinteria landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Carpinteria.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carpinteria, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,400 and $2,934.

2023 Carpinteria, 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
Carpinteria, California Fair Market Rent $2,040 $2,350 $2,667 $3,520 $4,001
Carpinteria, California Payment Standard Range $1,836 to $2,244 $2,115 to $2,585 $2,400 to $2,934 $3,168 to $3,872 $3,601 to $4,401

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Carpinteria, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 78
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 38
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $71,174 ±$11,845
Median Rent $1,500 ±$110
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.46% ± 9.72pp
Total Population 13,449

Population and Household Demographics

Carpinteria is a city in Santa Barbara County, California with a population of 13,449. There are 5,192 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 43.7% of households in Carpinteria are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carpinteria

The median gross income for households in Carpinteria is $71,174 a year, or $5,931 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,500 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carpinteria, a household making less than $5,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.46% of households who rent are overburdened in Carpinteria.

Area Median Income In Carpinteria

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 Carpinteria, the AMI is calculated from all households within Santa Barbara County.

In Carpinteria, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $107,300

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 Carpinteria

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 Carpinteria

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Carpinteria AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$31,050 $35,500 $39,950 $44,350 $47,900 $51,450 $55,000 $58,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Carpinteria AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$51,800 $59,200 $66,600 $73,950 $79,900 $85,800 $91,700 $97,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Carpinteria AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$82,950 $94,800 $106,650 $118,500 $128,000 $137,500 $146,950 $156,450