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Affordable Housing In Hawaiian Gardens
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In Hawaiian Gardens

Waiting ListStatus
Los Angeles County Development Authority Senior Public Housing Open Now

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hawaiian Gardens

Hawaiian Gardens Apartments

11950 Centralia Road
Hawaiian Gardens, California
2-3 BR
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Housing Authorities that serve Hawaiian Gardens

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Hawaiian Gardens Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hawaiian Gardens, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 264 affordable apartments for rent in Hawaiian Gardens, California.

Income Based Apartments in Hawaiian Gardens, California

Hawaiian Gardens features 264 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 Hawaiian Gardens, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hawaiian Gardens, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hawaiian Gardens landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hawaiian Gardens.

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

2020 Hawaiian Gardens, 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 research.

Hawaiian Gardens, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 264
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 264
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.68%
Average Renter Household Size 3.63
Average Household Size 3.70
Median Household Income $37,571 ±$4,378
Median Rent $1,166 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.85% ± 7.82pp
Total Population 14,475

Population and Household Demographics

Hawaiian Gardens is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 14,475. There are 3,909 households in the city with an average household size of 3.70 persons. 61.68% of households in Hawaiian Gardens are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hawaiian Gardens

The median gross income for households in Hawaiian Gardens is $37,571 a year, or $3,131 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,166 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hawaiian Gardens, a household making less than $3,887 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Hawaiian Gardens.

Area Median Income In Hawaiian Gardens

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

In Hawaiian Gardens, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 Hawaiian Gardens

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 Hawaiian Gardens

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% of Median $63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950