Affordable Housing In Gardena
Los Angeles County, California

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gardena

Gardena Valley Towers Co-op

1715 W 158th St
Gardena, CA
Income Based
1 BR
62+

South Park Manor Co-op

17100 South Park Lane
Gardena, CA
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
55+

Gardena Senior Housing

17150 S Park Ln
Gardena, CA
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Meadowlark Manor Co-op

17150 South Park Lane
Gardena, CA
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Gardena South Park Senior Citizens

17100 S Park Ln
Gardena, CA
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Turner Towner Apartments

14722 Lemoli Ave
Gardena, CA
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Gardena

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gardena, California

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 506 affordable apartments for rent in Gardena, California.

Income Based Apartments in Gardena, California

Gardena features 307 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 Gardena, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gardena.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gardena, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gardena landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Gardena.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gardena, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,760 and $2,152.

2020 Gardena, 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 $1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857
Payment Standard Range $1,151 to $1,407 $1,365 to $1,669 $1,760 to $2,152 $2,353 to $2,875 $2,571 to $3,143

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gardena, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 506
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 307
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $47,674 ±$2,235
Median Rent $1,154 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.11% ± 4.46pp
Total Population 59,931

Population and Household Demographics

Gardena is a City in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 59,931. There are 20,897 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 48.78% of households in Gardena are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gardena

The median gross income for households in Gardena is $47,674 a year, or $3,973 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,154 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gardena, a household making less than $3,847 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Gardena.1

Area Median Income In Gardena

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 Gardena, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In Gardena, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,100

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 Gardena

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 Gardena HUD Rental Assistance in Gardena

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,950 $25,050 $28,200 $31,300 $33,850 $36,350 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
80% of Median $58,450 $66,800 $75,150 $83,500 $90,200 $96,900 $103,550 $110,250