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Affordable Housing In Escondido
San Diego County, California

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Escondido

15th Avenue Cooperative

1500 Orange Pl
Escondido, California
Income Based
1 BR

Avocado Court

141-223 E El Norte Pkwy
Escondido, California
Income Based
1 BR

Crossings at Escondido Manor Apartments

1150-1160 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, California
Call For Rent
2 BR

Sunrise Place

1245 E Grand Ave
Escondido, California
Income Based
2-3 BR

Eucalyptus View Coop

1805 S Escondido Blvd
Escondido, California
Income Based
1 BR

444 W. 15th Ave

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

Daybreak Grove

1256 E Washington Ave
Escondido, California
Income Based
1 BR

Manzanita Apartments

260 N. Midway Dr.
Escondido, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Sonoma Court Apartments

508 E Mission Ave
Escondido, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Terraces Apartments

1301 Morning View Drive
Escondido, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

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.

Income Based Apartments in Escondido, California

Escondido features 173 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 Escondido, California

There are 1,125 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Escondido.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Escondido, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Escondido landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Escondido.

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

2020 Escondido, 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 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.

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 $92,700

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 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 $24,300 $27,750 $31,200 $34,650 $37,450 $40,200 $43,000 $45,750
50% of Median $40,450 $46,200 $52,000 $57,750 $62,400 $67,000 $71,650 $76,250
80% of Median $64,700 $73,950 $83,200 $92,400 $99,800 $107,200 $114,600 $122,000