Affordable Housing In Chula Vista
San Diego County, California

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chula Vista

Teresina at Lomas Verdes

1250 Santa Cora Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
$1,415-1,795
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Volta Senior Apartments

1734 Solstice Ave
Chula Vista, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Duetta Apartments

1715 Orion Ave
Chula Vista, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Chula Vista Silvercrest

636 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Palomar

171 Palomar St
Chula Vista, CA
HCV Welcome

Oxford Terrace

555 Oxford St
Chula Vista, CA
Subsidized

Kiku Gardens

1260 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Chula Vista

636 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA
HCV Welcome

Volta Senior Apartments

1734 Solstice Ave
Chula Vista, CA

St Regis Park

1025 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Chula Vista

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of San Diego 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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chula Vista, California

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,225 affordable apartments for rent in Chula Vista, California. Chula Vista features 428 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,674 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chula Vista.

Chula Vista, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 2,225
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 428
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.71%
Average Renter Household Size 3.14
Average Household Size 3.27
Median Household Income $65,185 ±$2,164
Median Rent $1,291 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.15% ± 2.83pp
Total Population 257,296

Population and Household Demographics

Chula Vista is a City in San Diego County, California with a population of 257,296. There are 78,066 households in the city with an average household size of 3.27 persons. 41.71% of households in Chula Vista are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chula Vista

The median gross income for households in Chula Vista is $65,185 a year, or $5,432 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,291 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chula Vista, a household making less than $4,303 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Chula Vista.1

Area Median Income In Chula Vista

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 Chula Vista, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Diego County.

In Chula Vista, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,300

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 Chula Vista

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 Chula Vista HUD Rental Assistance in Chula Vista

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $43,430
50% of Median $37,450 $42,800 $48,150 $53,500 $57,800 $62,100 $66,350 $70,650
80% of Median $59,950 $68,500 $77,050 $85,600 $92,450 $99,300 $106,150 $113,000
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Chula Vista

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1993 to 2011, 15 low income apartment communities containing 1,531 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Chula Vista by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Chula Vista

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $37,450 $42,800 $48,150 $53,500 $57,800 $62,100 $66,350 $70,650
60% of Median $44,940 $51,360 $57,780 $64,200 $69,360 $74,520 $79,620 $84,780

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Chula Vista is $57,780 a year, or $4,815 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,815 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,445 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $936 $1,003 $1,204 $1,391 $1,553 $1,713
60% $1,124 $1,204 $1,445 $1,670 $1,863 $2,055
Fair Market Rents in Chula Vista

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,404 $1,566 $2,037 $2,894 $3,576