Affordable Housing In Garden Grove
Orange County, California

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Garden Grove

Briar Crest Apartments

11701 Stuart Dr
Garden Grove, California
Income Based
Studio-3 BR

The Grove Senior Apartments

12721 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Sycamore Court Apartments

10642 Bolsa Ave
Garden Grove, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Acacia Villa Apartments

10931 Acacia Parkway
Garden Grove, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Wesley Village

10861 Acacia Parkway #119
Garden Grove, California

Tamerlane Apartments

12222 Tamerlane Dr
Garden Grove, California

Donald Jordan Senior Manor

11441 Acacia Pkwy
Garden Grove, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Grove Park Apartments

12651 Morningside Ave
Garden Grove, California

Tudor Grove Apartments

12631 Sunswept Ave
Garden Grove, California

Housing Authorities that serve Garden Grove

Housing Authority Programs
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
Total Population 174,721

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.
$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 Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove 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