Encinitas, California Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 74 income based apartments in Encinitas where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 39 affordable apartments in Encinitas that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Encinitas, California

There are two Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists open in Encinitas.

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Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Encinitas.

Iris Apartments

641 N Vulcan Ave
Encinitas, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Esperanza Garden Apartments

920 Regal Rd
Encinitas, California

Su Casa Por Cortez

620 Melba Rd
Encinitas, California
Rent Assisted

Cantebria Senior Homes

645 Via Cantebria
Encinitas, California
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Encinitas Ranch Apartments

Southwest Sector of Garden View Rd And Via Ca
Encinitas, California
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Affordable Housing Near Encinitas

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City Apartments
San Diego, CA Affordable Housing programs support 201 apartment communities in San Diego.
Chula Vista, CA Affordable Housing programs support 24 apartment communities in Chula Vista.
San Marcos, CA Affordable Housing programs support 23 apartment communities in San Marcos.
Escondido, CA Affordable Housing programs support 22 apartment communities in Escondido.
Oceanside, CA Affordable Housing programs support 20 apartment communities in Oceanside.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Encinitas, California

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
City of Encinitas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the County of San Diego Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Encinitas.

Encinitas, California Affordable Housing Data

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 39 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 $2,159 and $2,639.

2023 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
Encinitas, California Fair Market Rent $1,714 $1,885 $2,399 $3,279 $3,988
Encinitas, California Payment Standard Range $1,543 to $1,885 $1,697 to $2,074 $2,159 to $2,639 $2,951 to $3,607 $3,589 to $4,387

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Encinitas, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 113
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.

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 $106,900

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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Encinitas AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,350 $31,250 $35,150 $39,050 $42,200 $45,300 $48,450 $51,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Encinitas AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,550 $52,050 $58,550 $65,050 $70,300 $75,500 $80,700 $85,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Encinitas AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$72,900 $83,300 $93,700 $104,100 $112,450 $120,800 $129,100 $137,450