Affordable Housing In Escondido
San Diego County, California

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Escondido

15th Avenue Cooperative

1500 Orange Pl
Escondido, CA
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Avocado Court

141-223 E El Norte Pkwy
Escondido, CA
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Crossings at Escondido Manor Apartments

1150-1160 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA
Call For Rent
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Sunrise Place

1245 E Grand Ave
Escondido, CA
Income Based
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Eucalyptus View Coop

1805 S Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome

444 W. 15th Ave

444 W. 15th Ave
Escondido, CA
Income Based
1-4 BR

Daybreak Grove

1256 E Washington Ave.
Escondido, CA
Income Based
1 BR

Manzanita Apartments

260 N. Midway Dr.
Escondido, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Sonoma Court Apartments

508 E Mission Ave
Escondido, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Terraces Apartments

1301 Morning View Drive
Escondido, CA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Escondido

Housing Authority Programs
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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Escondido, California

There are 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,298 affordable apartments for rent in Escondido, California. Escondido features 173 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,125 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Escondido.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Escondido, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 1,298
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 173
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.66%
Average Renter Household Size 3.40
Average Household Size 3.26
Median Household Income $50,899 ±$1,520
Median Rent $1,193 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.03% ± 2.91pp
Total Population 149,079

Population and Household Demographics

Escondido is a City in San Diego County, California with a population of 149,079. There are 45,041 households in the city with an average household size of 3.26 persons. 50.66% of households in Escondido are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Escondido

The median gross income for households in Escondido is $50,899 a year, or $4,242 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,193 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Escondido, a household making less than $3,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Escondido.1

Area Median Income In Escondido

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

In Escondido, 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 Escondido

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 Escondido HUD Rental Assistance in Escondido

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Escondido

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

From 1993 to 2011, 14 low income apartment communities containing 1,031 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Escondido by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Escondido

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $37,450 $42,800 $48,150 $53,500 $57,800 $62,100 $66,350 $70,650
60% of Median $44,940 $51,360 $57,780 $64,200 $69,360 $74,520 $79,620 $84,780

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 Escondido is $57,780 a year, or $4,815 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,815 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,445 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% $936 $1,003 $1,204 $1,391 $1,553 $1,713
60% $1,124 $1,204 $1,445 $1,670 $1,863 $2,055
Fair Market Rents in Escondido

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,404 $1,566 $2,037 $2,894 $3,576