Affordable Housing In Carson
Los Angeles County, California

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carson

Veterans Village of Carson Apartments

21711 S Figueroa St
Carson, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
VASH Welcome
Veterans Welcome

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
1 BR

Carson Terrace

632 E 219th Street
Carson, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Carson, California

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation

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 190 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 538 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 $2,000 and $2,444.

2023 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
Carson, California Fair Market Rent $1,534 $1,747 $2,222 $2,888 $3,170
Carson, California Payment Standard Range $1,381 to $1,687 $1,572 to $1,922 $2,000 to $2,444 $2,599 to $3,177 $2,853 to $3,487

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 190
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 $91,100

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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Carson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,050 $28,600 $32,200 $35,750 $38,650 $41,500 $44,350 $47,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Carson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,700 $47,650 $53,600 $59,550 $64,350 $69,100 $73,850 $78,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Carson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,750 $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800