Affordable Housing In Garden Grove
15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Garden Grove
Housing Authorities that serve Garden Grove
|Orange County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
|Housing Authority of the City of Garden Grove||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Garden Grove, California
There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,162 affordable apartments for rent in Garden Grove, California.
Income Based Apartments in Garden Grove, California
Garden Grove features 143 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 Garden Grove, California
There are 858 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Garden Grove.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Garden Grove, California
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Garden Grove landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Garden Grove.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Garden Grove, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,098 and $2,564.
2021 Garden Grove, 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|
|Garden Grove, California Fair Market Rent||$1,678||$1,888||$2,331||$3,227||$3,716|
|Garden Grove, 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.
Garden Grove, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||15|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,162|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||143|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||45.47%|
|Average Renter Household Size||3.68|
|Average Household Size||3.67|
|Median Household Income||$58,449 ±$1,325|
|Median Rent||$1,338 ±$19|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||59.47% ± 2.81pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Garden Grove is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 174,721. There are 46,998 households in the city with an average household size of 3.67 persons. 45.47% of households in Garden Grove are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Garden Grove
The median gross income for households in Garden Grove is $58,449 a year, or $4,871 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,338 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Garden Grove, a household making less than $4,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Garden Grove.
Area Median Income In Garden Grove
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 Garden Grove, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.
In Garden Grove, 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 Garden Grove
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 Garden Grove
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Garden Grove AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Garden Grove AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Garden Grove AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.