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Affordable Housing In Encinitas
San Diego County, California

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Encinitas

Esperanza Garden Apartments

920 Regal Rd
Encinitas, California
Accepts Vouchers

Su Casa Por Cortez

620 Melba Rd
Encinitas, California
Subsidized

Cantebria Senior Homes

645 Via Cantebria
Encinitas, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Accepts Vouchers

Encinitas Ranch Apartments

Southwest Sector of Garden View Rd And Via Ca
Encinitas, California
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Encinitas

Housing Authority Programs
City of Encinitas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Encinitas, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 94 affordable apartments for rent in Encinitas, California.

Income Based Apartments in Encinitas, California

Encinitas features 74 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 Encinitas, California

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Encinitas.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Encinitas, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Encinitas, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,833 and $2,241.

2020 Encinitas, 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 $1,404 $1,566 $2,037 $2,894 $3,576
Payment Standard Range $1,264 to $1,544 $1,409 to $1,723 $1,833 to $2,241 $2,605 to $3,183 $3,218 to $3,934

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Encinitas, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 94
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 74
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $95,149 ±$5,777
Median Rent $1,752 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.43% ± 4.5pp
Total Population 61,682

Population and Household Demographics

Encinitas is a City in San Diego County, California with a population of 61,682. There are 23,465 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 35.29% of households in Encinitas are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Encinitas

The median gross income for households in Encinitas is $95,149 a year, or $7,929 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,752 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Encinitas, a household making less than $5,840 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Encinitas.1

Area Median Income In Encinitas

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 Encinitas, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Diego County.

In Encinitas, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,300

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 Encinitas

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 Encinitas

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $22,500 $25,700 $28,900 $32,100 $34,700 $37,250 $39,850 $43,430
50% of Median $37,450 $42,800 $48,150 $53,500 $57,800 $62,100 $66,350 $70,650
80% of Median $59,950 $68,500 $77,050 $85,600 $92,450 $99,300 $106,150 $113,000