Affordable Housing In Compton
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In Compton

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Compton

South Bay Retirement Residence

1001 W Cressey Street
Compton, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Willow Apartments

12612 S Wilmington Ave
Compton, California

Seasons at Compton

15810 S Frailey Ave
Compton, California

Douglas Park Apartments

145 W Rosecrans Ave
Compton, California

Development - Step Out Apartments

2010 E El Segundo Blvd
Compton, California

Curry Senior Apartments

1001 N Hickory Ave
Compton, California

Segundo Terrace

2242 E El Segundo Blvd
Compton, California

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Compton, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Compton, California

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 $1,840 and $2,248.

2022 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 $1,384 $1,604 $2,044 $2,693 $2,933
Compton, California Payment Standard Range $1,246 to $1,522 $1,444 to $1,764 $1,840 to $2,248 $2,424 to $2,962 $2,640 to $3,226

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.

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