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Affordable Housing In East Los Angeles
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In East Los Angeles

Waiting ListStatus
Los Angeles County Development Authority Senior Public Housing Open Now

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In East Los Angeles

Villa Nueva

658 South Ferris Avenue
East Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
2 BR

Development - Chdo - Record ( Operating )

952 South Record Ave
East Los Angeles, California

Home Development Mednik-Gleason

200 S Mednik Ave
East Los Angeles, California
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Housing Authorities that serve East Los Angeles

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in East Los Angeles, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in East Los Angeles, California.

Income Based Apartments in East Los Angeles, California

East Los Angeles 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 East Los Angeles, California

There are 40 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in East Los Angeles.

Housing Choice Vouchers in East Los Angeles, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay East Los Angeles landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in East Los Angeles.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in East Los Angeles, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,760 and $2,152.

2020 East Los Angeles, 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.

East Los Angeles, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 40
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 66.43%
Average Renter Household Size 3.94
Average Household Size 3.99
Median Household Income $38,766 ±$1,622
Median Rent $984 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.29% ± 2.56pp
Total Population 125,415

Population and Household Demographics

East Los Angeles is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 125,415. There are 31,400 households in the city with an average household size of 3.99 persons. 66.43% of households in East Los Angeles are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in East Los Angeles

The median gross income for households in East Los Angeles is $38,766 a year, or $3,231 a month. The median rent for the city is $984 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In East Los Angeles, a household making less than $3,280 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.29% of households who rent are overburdened in East Los Angeles.

Area Median Income In East Los Angeles

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 East Los Angeles, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In East Los Angeles, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 East Los Angeles

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 East Los Angeles

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% of Median $63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950