Affordable Housing In Fountain Valley
Orange County, California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fountain Valley

The Jasmine at Founders Village

17911 Bushard St.
Fountain Valley, California
$923-1,230
1-2 BR

Guadalupe Manor

17103 Magnolia St
Fountain Valley, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Fountain Valley

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fountain Valley, California

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 227 affordable apartments for rent in Fountain Valley, California.

Income Based Apartments in Fountain Valley, California

Fountain Valley features 71 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 Fountain Valley, California

There are 156 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fountain Valley.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fountain Valley, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fountain Valley landlords $1,400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Fountain Valley.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fountain Valley, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,098 and $2,564.

2021 Fountain Valley, 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
Fountain Valley, California Fair Market Rent $1,678 $1,888 $2,331 $3,227 $3,716
Fountain Valley, California Payment Standard Range $1,510 to $1,846 $1,699 to $2,077 $2,098 to $2,564 $2,904 to $3,550 $3,344 to $4,088

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fountain Valley, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 227
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 71
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.87%
Average Renter Household Size 2.79
Average Household Size 2.98
Median Household Income $82,367 ±$4,285
Median Rent $1,708 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.54% ± 5.34pp
Total Population 56,696

Population and Household Demographics

Fountain Valley is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 56,696. There are 18,842 households in the city with an average household size of 2.98 persons. 29.87% of households in Fountain Valley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fountain Valley

The median gross income for households in Fountain Valley is $82,367 a year, or $6,864 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,708 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fountain Valley, a household making less than $5,693 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Fountain Valley.

Area Median Income In Fountain Valley

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 Fountain Valley, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Fountain Valley, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,700

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 Fountain Valley

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 Fountain Valley

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fountain Valley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,250 $32,300 $36,350 $40,350 $43,600 $46,850 $50,050 $53,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fountain Valley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,100 $53,800 $60,550 $67,250 $72,650 $78,050 $83,400 $88,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fountain Valley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$75,300 $86,050 $96,800 $107,550 $116,200 $124,800 $133,400 $142,000