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15th Avenue Cooperative

1500 Orange Pl
Escondido, California
Income Based
1 BR

Sunrise Place

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

Sonoma Court Apartments

508 E Mission Ave
Escondido, California
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1-3 BR

Terraces Apartments

1301 Morning View Drive
Escondido, California
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1-4 BR

444 W. 15th Ave

444 W. 15th Ave
Escondido, California
Income Based
1-4 BR
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There are 1,125 low-income apartments in Escondido that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 173 low-income homes in Escondido where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $445 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 20th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Escondido, 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
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 Escondido.

Escondido, California Affordable Housing Data

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 $2,159 and $2,639.

2023 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
Escondido, California Fair Market Rent $1,714 $1,885 $2,399 $3,279 $3,988
Escondido, 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 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 $116,800

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Escondido AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Escondido AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$48,250 $55,150 $62,050 $68,900 $74,450 $79,950 $85,450 $90,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Escondido AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$77,200 $88,200 $99,250 $110,250 $119,100 $127,900 $136,750 $145,550