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Affordable Housing In Desert Hot Springs
Riverside County, California

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Desert Hot Springs

Desert Horizons

66789 Two Bunch Palms Trl
Desert Hot Springs, California
Accepts Vouchers

Linda Vista Senior Residences

67200 Hacienda Ave
Desert Hot Springs, California
Accepts Vouchers

Waldorf Manor Apartments

11190 Mesquite Ave
Desert Hot Springs, California
Accepts Vouchers

Bella Vista Apartments Phase II ( Aka Terracina )

66950 Ironwood Dr
Desert Hot Springs, California
Accepts Vouchers

Hacienda Hills

67150 Hacienda Ave
Desert Hot Springs, California
Accepts Vouchers

Terracina Apartments

13355 Verbena Dr
Desert Hot Springs, California
Accepts Vouchers

Arroyo De Paz II Apartments

66765 Two Bunch Palms Trl
Desert Hot Springs, California
Accepts Vouchers

Arroyo De Paz II Apartments

66756 Two Bunch Palms Trail
Desert Hot Springs, California

Casa Del Sol and Casa West Apartments

66555 4th St
Desert Hot Springs, California
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Desert Hot Springs

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Desert Hot Springs, California

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 764 affordable apartments for rent in Desert Hot Springs, California.

Income Based Apartments in Desert Hot Springs, California

Desert Hot Springs features 0 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 Desert Hot Springs, California

There are 764 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Desert Hot Springs.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Desert Hot Springs, California

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

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

2020 Desert Hot Springs, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Desert Hot Springs, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 764
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.74%
Average Renter Household Size 3.23
Average Household Size 3.07
Median Household Income $33,027 ±$2,553
Median Rent $901 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.72% ± 6.9pp
Total Population 27,912

Population and Household Demographics

Desert Hot Springs is a city in Riverside County, California with a population of 27,912. There are 9,041 households in the city with an average household size of 3.07 persons. 57.74% of households in Desert Hot Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Desert Hot Springs

The median gross income for households in Desert Hot Springs is $33,027 a year, or $2,752 a month. The median rent for the city is $901 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Desert Hot Springs, a household making less than $3,003 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Desert Hot Springs.

Area Median Income In Desert Hot Springs

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 Desert Hot Springs, the AMI is calculated from all households within Riverside County.

In Desert Hot Springs, 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 Desert Hot Springs

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 Desert Hot Springs

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