Cheap Apartments In Desert Hot Springs
Riverside County, California

Linda Vista Senior Apartments

67200 Hacienda Ave
Desert Hot Springs, CA
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Waldorf Manor Apartments

11190 Mesquite Ave
Desert Hot Springs, CA
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Bella Vista Apartments Phase II ( Aka Terracina )

66950 Ironwood Dr
Desert Hot Springs, CA
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Hacienda Hills

67150 Hacienda Ave
Desert Hot Springs, CA
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Terracina Apartments

13355 Verbena Dr
Desert Hot Springs, CA
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Arroyo De Paz II Apartments

66765 Two Bunch Palms Trl
Desert Hot Springs, CA
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Arroyo De Paz II Apartments

66756 Two Bunch Palms Trail
Desert Hot Springs, CA

Casa Del Sol and Casa West Apartments

66555 4th St
Desert Hot Springs, CA
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Desert Horizons

66789 Two Bunch Palms Trl
Desert Hot Springs, CA
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There are 9 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 713 affordable apartments for rent in Desert Hot Springs, California. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 0 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Desert Hot Springs. There are 773 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Desert Hot Springs

The Housing Authority of the County of Riverside is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Riverside, California.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Desert Hot Springs, California

Desert Hot Springs, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 713
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.74%
Average Renter Household Size 3.23
Total Population 27,912
Housing Units 9,041
Average Household Size 3.07
Median Household Income $33,027 ±$2,553
Median Rent $901 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.72% ± 6.9pp

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.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 6.9 percentage points.

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 $65,800

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 Desert Hot Springs 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 $14,150 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $23,600 $27,000 $30,350 $33,700 $36,400 $39,100 $41,800 $44,500
80% of Median $37,750 $43,150 $48,550 $53,900 $58,250 $62,550 $66,850 $71,150

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Desert Hot Springs

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2010, 7 low income apartment communities containing 619 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Desert Hot Springs by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Desert Hot Springs by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Desert Hot Springs

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,600 $27,000 $30,350 $33,700 $36,400 $39,100 $41,800 $44,500
60% of Median $28,320 $32,400 $36,420 $40,440 $43,680 $46,920 $50,160 $53,400

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Desert Hot Springs is $36,420 a year, or $3,035 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,035 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $911 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $590 $633 $759 $876 $978 $1,079
60% $708 $759 $911 $1,052 $1,173 $1,295
Fair Market Rents in Desert Hot Springs

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$826 $986 $1,232 $1,717 $2,132