Affordable Housing In Huntington Beach
Orange County, California

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Huntington Beach

Oceana Apartments

18151 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Huntington Villa Yorba

16000 Villa Yorba
Huntington Beach, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Pacific Sun Apartments

17462 Keelson Ln
Huntington Beach, California

Koledo 5

17412 Koledo Ln
Huntington Beach, California

Emerald Cove Senior Apartments

18191 Parktree Cir
Huntington Beach, California

Interval House - - Cypress Avenue

7922 Cypress Dr
Huntington Beach, California

Koledo 3

17401 Koledo Ln
Huntington Beach, California

Bowen Court

1970 Lake St
Huntington Beach, California

Quo Vadis Apartments

18992 Florida St
Huntington Beach, California

Hermosa Vista

15363 Goldenwest St
Huntington Beach, California

Housing Authorities that serve Huntington Beach

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Huntington Beach, California

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 852 affordable apartments for rent in Huntington Beach, California.

Income Based Apartments in Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Beach features 198 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 Huntington Beach, California

There are 654 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Huntington Beach.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Huntington Beach, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Huntington Beach landlords $1,400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Huntington Beach.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Huntington Beach, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,098 and $2,564.

2021 Huntington Beach, 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
Huntington Beach, California Fair Market Rent $1,678 $1,888 $2,331 $3,227 $3,716
Huntington Beach, 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.

Huntington Beach, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 852
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 198
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $83,252 ±$2,094
Median Rent $1,621 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.17% ± 2.49pp
Total Population 197,752

Population and Household Demographics

Huntington Beach is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 197,752. There are 74,460 households in the city with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 41.69% of households in Huntington Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Huntington Beach

The median gross income for households in Huntington Beach is $83,252 a year, or $6,938 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 Huntington Beach, a household making less than $5,403 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Huntington Beach.

Area Median Income In Huntington Beach

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 Huntington Beach, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Huntington Beach, 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 Huntington Beach

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 Huntington Beach

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach 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