Affordable Housing In Costa Mesa
5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Costa Mesa
Housing Authorities that serve Costa Mesa
|Orange County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Costa Mesa, California
There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 394 affordable apartments for rent in Costa Mesa, California.
Income Based Apartments in Costa Mesa, California
Costa Mesa features 380 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 Costa Mesa, California
There are 14 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Costa Mesa.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Costa Mesa, California
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Costa Mesa landlords $1,400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Costa Mesa.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Costa Mesa, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,994 and $2,438.
2020 Costa Mesa, 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||$1,563||$1,785||$2,216||$3,098||$3,578|
|Payment Standard Range||$1,407 to $1,719||$1,607 to $1,964||$1,994 to $2,438||$2,788 to $3,408||$3,220 to $3,936|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Costa Mesa, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||5|
|Total Low Income Apartments||394|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||380|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||61.83%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.68|
|Average Household Size||2.70|
|Median Household Income||$66,459 ±$2,043|
|Median Rent||$1,570 ±$28|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||52.55% ± 2.68pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Costa Mesa is a City in Orange County, California with a population of 112,377. There are 40,908 households in the city with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 61.83% of households in Costa Mesa are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Costa Mesa
The median gross income for households in Costa Mesa is $66,459 a year, or $5,538 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,570 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Costa Mesa, a household making less than $5,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Costa Mesa.1
Area Median Income In Costa Mesa
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 Costa Mesa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.
In Costa Mesa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,900
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 Costa Mesa
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 Costa Mesa
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$24,950||$28,500||$32,050||$35,600||$38,450||$41,300||$44,150||$47,000|
|50% of Median||$41,550||$47,500||$53,450||$59,350||$64,100||$68,850||$73,600||$78,350|
|80% of Median||$66,500||$76,000||$85,500||$94,950||$102,550||$110,150||$117,750||$125,350|