Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Carson, CA

Discover affordable housing in Carson where there are 11+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Arbor Green

21237 S Figueroa St, Carson, California 90745

Grace Manor, Inc

22222 Grace Ave, Carson, California 90745

Veterans Village of Carson Apartments

21711 S Figueroa St, Carson, California 90745

Carson Arts Colony Apartments

21205 South Main Street, Carson, California 90745

Bella Vita Apartments

350 East Sepulveda Boulevard, Carson, California 90745

Carson City Center Senior Housing

720 E Carson St, Carson, California 90745

East Carson Housing

425 E Carson St, Carson, California 90745

The Villaggio II

555 E Carson St, Carson, California 90745

Avalon Courtyard

22121 Avalon Blvd, Carson, California 90745

Carson Gardens Apartments

21811 Main St, Carson, California 90745

Carson Terrace

632 E 219th Street, Carson, California 90745

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Carson, California
$32.18 (+201%) more than California minimum wage and $40.93 (+565%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Carson, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Moderate Rehabilitation programs for Carson, California.

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

How many renters live in Carson, California?

The City of Carson has 92,391 people living in 27,550 households.

There are 21,548 renters living in 7,279 renter households in this City. Renters make up 23.32 percent of the population living in Carson.

What is the rental market like in Carson, California?

There are an estimated 27,236 housing units in the Carson area. Of these, 6,690 units are rental homes, making up 25 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Carson, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Carson?

The rental vacancy rate in Carson is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Carson for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Carson
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
294 1,030 2,378 1,953 840
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Carson

A large number of apartments in Carson have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Carson are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 55 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 24 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Carson

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,777 to $3,600. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,777
One BR $2,006
Two BR $2,544
Three BR $3,263
Four BR $3,600
2024 Fair Market Rents in Carson, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Carson?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 131 45 percent
One BR 732 71 percent
Two BR 921 39 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Carson, California

How many affordable rental units are in Carson?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Carson, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 622
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 132
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 1
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Carson, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Carson, California

Carson features 189 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 519 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 $2,290 and $2,798.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.