Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Chula Vista, CA

Discover affordable housing in Chula Vista where there are 26+ 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.

Garden Villas Apartments

1260 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, California 91911


171 Palomar St , Chula Vista, California 91911

Oxford Terrace

555 Oxford St, Chula Vista, California 91911

Congregational Towers

288 F St, Chula Vista, California 91910

Chula Vista Silvercrest

636 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, California 91910

Teresina at Lomas Verdes

1250 Santa Cora Avenue, Chula Vista, California 91913

Volta Senior Apartments

1734 Solstice Avenue, Chula Vista, California 91915

Duetta Apartments

1715 Orion Ave, Chula Vista, California 91915

Harvest Ridge

1388 E. Palomar St, Chula Vista, California 91913

Trolley Terrace

750 Ada St, Chula Vista, California 91911

Cordova Village Apartments

1280 E J St, Chula Vista, California 91910

Encelia Cota Vera

1910 Encelia Circle, Chula Vista, California 91913

Casa Anita

748-760 Anita St., Chula Vista, California 91911

St Regis Park

1025 Broadway, Chula Vista, California 91911

Los Vecinos Apartments

1501 Broadway, Chula Vista, California 91911

Sunrose Apartments

1325 Santa Rita E, Chula Vista, California 91913

Chula Vista

636 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, California 91910

Villa Serena Apartments

1201 Medical Center Dr, Chula Vista, California 91911

Park Village Apartments

1246 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, California 91911

Seniors on Broadway

845 Broadway, Chula Vista, California 91911

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Chula Vista, California
$37.66 (+235%) more than California minimum wage and $46.41 (+640%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Chula Vista, 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, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Moderate Rehabilitation, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs for Chula Vista, California.

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

How many renters live in Chula Vista, California?

The City of Chula Vista has 279,158 people living in 85,487 households.

There are 109,254 renters living in 35,754 renter households in this City. Renters make up 39.14 percent of the population living in Chula Vista.

What is the rental market like in Chula Vista, California?

There are an estimated 89,711 housing units in the Chula Vista area. Of these, 36,983 units are rental homes, making up 41 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Chula Vista, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Chula Vista?

The rental vacancy rate in Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Chula Vista
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,238 6,863 14,108 8,117 2,304
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Chula Vista

A large number of apartments in Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 61 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 32 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 Chula Vista

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $2,062 to $4,638. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $2,062
One BR $2,248
Two BR $2,833
Three BR $3,819
Four BR $4,638
2024 Fair Market Rents in Chula Vista, California

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

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 505 41 percent
One BR 3,401 50 percent
Two BR 2,065 15 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Chula Vista, California

How many affordable rental units are in Chula Vista?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,845
Public Housing 121
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 381
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 2
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Chula Vista, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Chula Vista, California

Chula Vista features 885 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 Chula Vista, California

There are 1,923 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chula Vista.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chula Vista, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chula Vista landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Chula Vista.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chula Vista, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,550 and $3,116.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.