Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Goleta, CA

Discover affordable housing in Goleta where there are 10+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Aparicio Community Apartments

332 Ellwood Beach Dr, Goleta, California 93117

bed 1-2

Casas de Los Carneros Apartments

10 Longshore Place, Goleta, California 93117

bed 1-3

Villa La Esperanza Apartments

131 S Kellogg Ave, Goleta, California 93117

bed 2-5

Storke Ranch Family Apartments

6806 Phelps Rd, Goleta, California 93117

bed 2-3

Isla Vista Apartments

6660 Abrego Rd., Goleta, California 93117

bed 1-3

Goleta Accessible Apartments

6069 Shirrell Way, Goleta, California 93117

Sandpiper Apartments

370 Mathilda St Elwood Beach, Goleta, California 93117

bed Studio-1

L.C. Grossman Homes

5575 Armitos Ave, Goleta, California 93117

Aparicio Apartments V Magnolia

120 Magnolia Ave, Goleta, California 93117

bed Studio-1

Tumbleweed Apartments

6067 Shirrell Way, Goleta, California 93117

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Goleta, California

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Goleta, California
$56.70/hour
$40.70 (+254%) more than California minimum wage and $49.45 (+682%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Goleta, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Goleta.

How many renters live in Goleta, California?

The City of Goleta has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 46.37 percent of the population living in Goleta.

What is the rental market like in Goleta, California?

There are an estimated housing units in the Goleta area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Goleta, California, there are 1.03 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Goleta?

The rental vacancy rate in Goleta is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Goleta for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Goleta
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
756 1,866 1,681 996 463
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Goleta

A large number of apartments in Goleta have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Goleta

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $2,330 to $4,528. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $2,330
One BR $2,651
Two BR $2,994
Three BR $3,996
Four BR $4,528
2024 Fair Market Rents in Goleta, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Goleta?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 177 23 percent
One BR 471 25 percent
Two BR 144 9 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Goleta, California

How many affordable rental units are in Goleta?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Goleta, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Goleta, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Goleta, California

Goleta features 113 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 298 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 $2,695 and $3,293.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.