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Affordable Housing In Coachella
Riverside County, California

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Coachella

Cedar Springs Apartments

53-551 Harrison St
Coachella, California
2-4 BR

Summerwood Apartments

51501 Mecca Ave
Coachella, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Casa La Paz

84471 Avenue 51
Coachella, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Casa Maria Apartments

51950 Tyler Ave
Coachella, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Coachella Valley II Apartments

51250 Mecca Ave
Coachella, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Cesar Chavez Phase II

84851 Bagdad Avenue
Coachella, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Coachella Community Homes

84720 Avenue 52
Coachella, California

Las Palmas II

51075 Frederick St
Coachella, California

Desert Palms

50600 Suncrest St
Coachella, California

Las Flores Family Apartments

84721 Avenue 51
Coachella, California

Housing Authorities that serve Coachella

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Riverside Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Coachella, California

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,725 affordable apartments for rent in Coachella, California.

Income Based Apartments in Coachella, California

Coachella features 363 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 Coachella, California

There are 1,234 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Coachella.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Coachella, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Coachella landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Coachella.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Coachella, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,160 and $1,418.

2020 Coachella, 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 $875 $1,030 $1,289 $1,789 $2,216
Payment Standard Range $788 to $963 $927 to $1,133 $1,160 to $1,418 $1,610 to $1,968 $1,994 to $2,438

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Coachella, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,725
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 363
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.85%
Average Renter Household Size 4.33
Average Household Size 4.15
Median Household Income $37,497 ±$3,731
Median Rent $878 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 66.12% ± 6.63pp
Total Population 43,308

Population and Household Demographics

Coachella is a city in Riverside County, California with a population of 43,308. There are 10,429 households in the city with an average household size of 4.15 persons. 36.85% of households in Coachella are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Coachella

The median gross income for households in Coachella is $37,497 a year, or $3,125 a month. The median rent for the city is $878 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Coachella, a household making less than $2,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 66.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Coachella.

Area Median Income In Coachella

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 Coachella, the AMI is calculated from all households within Riverside County.

In Coachella, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,300

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 Coachella

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 Coachella

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,850 $18,100 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,400 $30,150 $33,900 $37,650 $40,700 $43,700 $46,700 $49,700
80% of Median $42,200 $48,200 $54,250 $60,250 $65,100 $69,900 $74,750 $79,550