Affordable Housing In Goleta
Santa Barbara County, California

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Goleta

Casas de Los Carneros Apartments

10 Longshore Place
Goleta, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Aparicio Community Apartments

332 Ellwood Beach Dr
Goleta, California
Income Based
1-2 BR

Villa La Esperanza Apartments

131 S Kellogg Ave
Goleta, California
Call For Rent
2-5 BR
Subsidized

Sandpiper Apartments

370 Mathilda St Elwood Beach
Goleta, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Storke Ranch Family Apartments

6806 Phelps Rd
Goleta, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

L.C. Grossman Homes

5575 Armitos Ave
Goleta, California
Subsidized

Aparicio Apartments V Magnolia

120 Magnolia Ave
Goleta, California
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
55+
Accessible
Subsidized

Goleta Accessible Apartments

6069 Shirrell Way
Goleta, California
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Tumbleweed Apartments

6067 Shirrell Way
Goleta, California
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Goleta, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Goleta, California

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Goleta, California

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 375 affordable apartments for rent in Goleta, California.

Income Based Apartments in Goleta, California

Goleta features 133 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 Goleta, California

There are 242 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Goleta.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Goleta, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Goleta, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,264 and $2,768.

2022 Goleta, 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
Goleta, California Fair Market Rent $1,875 $2,157 $2,516 $3,316 $3,790
Goleta, California Payment Standard Range $1,688 to $2,063 $1,941 to $2,373 $2,264 to $2,768 $2,984 to $3,648 $3,411 to $4,169

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Goleta, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 375
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 133
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $80,438 ±$5,892
Median Rent $1,621 ±$98
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.95% ± 5.37pp
Total Population 30,541

Population and Household Demographics

Goleta is a city in Santa Barbara County, California with a population of 30,541. There are 11,034 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 47.29% of households in Goleta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Goleta

The median gross income for households in Goleta is $80,438 a year, or $6,703 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,621 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Goleta, a household making less than $5,403 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Goleta.

Area Median Income In Goleta

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 Goleta, the AMI is calculated from all households within Santa Barbara County.

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

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 Goleta

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 Goleta

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Goleta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Goleta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$48,900 $55,900 $62,900 $69,850 $75,450 $81,050 $86,650 $92,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Goleta AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$78,350 $89,550 $100,750 $111,900 $120,900 $129,850 $138,800 $147,750