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Affordable Housing In Compton
Los Angeles County, California

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17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Compton

Orange Tree Village

2418 E. El Segundo Blvd.
Compton, California
Call For Rent
3 BR

St Timothy's Towers & Manor

425 South Oleander Ave
Compton, California
Subsidized

Mosaic Gardens at Willowbrook

12701 S. Willowbrook Ave
Compton, California

Compton Gardens Apartments

4243 E Alondra Blvd
Compton, California
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

Lutheran Gardens

2421 E El Segundo Blvd
Compton, California
Subsidized

Warwick Terrace Apartments

14921 S Stanford Ave
Compton, California
Subsidized

New Wilmington Arms - 2

700 W Laurel St
Compton, California
Subsidized

Logan's Plaza

2019 E 122nd Street
Compton, California
Subsidized

Ramona Estates

1935 E 122nd Street
Compton, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

E Boyd Esters Manor

1101 N Central Ave
Compton, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Compton

Housing Authority Programs
City of Compton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
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 Compton, California

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,072 affordable apartments for rent in Compton, California.

Income Based Apartments in Compton, California

Compton features 708 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 Compton, California

There are 364 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Compton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Compton, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Compton landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Compton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Compton, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,852 and $2,264.

2021 Compton, 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
Compton, California Fair Market Rent $1,369 $1,605 $2,058 $2,735 $2,982
Compton, California Payment Standard Range $1,232 to $1,506 $1,445 to $1,766 $1,852 to $2,264 $2,462 to $3,009 $2,684 to $3,280

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Compton, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,072
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 708
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.29%
Average Renter Household Size 4.12
Average Household Size 4.13
Median Household Income $43,507 ±$2,043
Median Rent $1,096 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.47% ± 3.53pp
Total Population 97,955

Population and Household Demographics

Compton is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 97,955. There are 23,551 households in the city with an average household size of 4.13 persons. 46.29% of households in Compton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Compton

The median gross income for households in Compton is $43,507 a year, or $3,626 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,096 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Compton, a household making less than $3,653 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Compton.

Area Median Income In Compton

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 Compton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In Compton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,000

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 Compton

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 Compton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Compton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Compton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Compton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,250 $75,700 $85,150 $94,600 $102,200 $109,750 $117,350 $124,900