Affordable Housing In Compton
Los Angeles County, California

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Compton

Orange Tree Village

2418 E. El Segundo Blvd.
Compton, CA
Call For Rent
3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Mosaic Gardens at Willowbrook

12701 S. Willowbrook Ave
Compton, CA
Accepts Vouchers

Compton Gardens Apartments

4243 E Alondra Blvd
Compton, CA
Call For Rent
3-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

St Timothy's Towers

425 South Oleander Ave
Compton, CA

Lutheran Gardens

2421 E El Segundo Blvd
Compton, CA

Warwick Terrace Apartments

14921 S Stanford Ave
Compton, CA

New Wilmington Arms - 2

700 W Laurel St
Compton, CA

Logan's Plaza

2019 E 122nd Street
Compton, CA

Ramona Estates

1935 E 122nd Street
Compton, CA
Elderly Supportive Housing

E Boyd Esters Manor

1101 N Central Ave
Compton, CA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Compton

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

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 $1,760 and $2,152.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857
Payment Standard Range $1,151 to $1,407 $1,365 to $1,669 $1,760 to $2,152 $2,353 to $2,875 $2,571 to $3,143

Sourced from federal housing data and 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.1

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 $73,100

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 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 Compton HUD Rental Assistance in Compton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,950 $25,050 $28,200 $31,300 $33,850 $36,350 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
80% of Median $58,450 $66,800 $75,150 $83,500 $90,200 $96,900 $103,550 $110,250