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Affordable Housing In Carson
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In Carson

Waiting ListStatus
Los Angeles County Development Authority Senior Public Housing Open Now

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carson

Arbor Green

21237 S Figueroa St
Carson, California
Income Based
1-3 BR

Bella Vita Apartments

350 East Sepulveda Boulevard
Carson, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Carson Arts Colony Apartments

21205 South Main Street
Carson, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Veterans Village of Carson Apartments

600 West Carson Street
Carson, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
VASH Welcome

Carson Terrace

632 E 219th Street
Carson, California

Grace Manor, Inc

22222 Grace Ave
Carson, California

East Carson Housing

425 E Carson St
Carson, California

Carson City Center Senior Housing

720 E Carson St
Carson, California

Carson Gardens Apartments

21811 Main St
Carson, California

Avalon Courtyard

22121 Avalon Blvd
Carson, California

Housing Authorities that serve Carson

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carson, California

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 728 affordable apartments for rent in Carson, California.

Income Based Apartments in Carson, California

Carson features 139 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 Carson, California

There are 589 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carson, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carson, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,760 and $2,152.

2020 Carson, 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
Fair Market Rent $1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857
Payment Standard Range $1,151 to $1,407 $1,365 to $1,669 $1,760 to $2,152 $2,353 to $2,875 $2,571 to $3,143

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Carson, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 728
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 139
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.24%
Average Renter Household Size 3.93
Average Household Size 3.64
Median Household Income $72,421 ±$2,780
Median Rent $1,374 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.12% ± 5.45pp
Total Population 92,691

Population and Household Demographics

Carson is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 92,691. There are 25,223 households in the city with an average household size of 3.64 persons. 24.24% of households in Carson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carson

The median gross income for households in Carson is $72,421 a year, or $6,035 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,374 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carson, a household making less than $4,580 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Carson.

Area Median Income In Carson

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 Carson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In Carson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 Carson

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 Carson

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% of Median $63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950