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Affordable Housing In Imperial Beach
San Diego County, California

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Imperial Beach

Beachwind Court

624 12th St
Imperial Beach, California
2 BR

St James Plaza

1052 9th St
Imperial Beach, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sbcs Casa Estable 2

1260 Calla Ave
Imperial Beach, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Imperial Beach

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of San Diego Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Imperial Beach, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 122 affordable apartments for rent in Imperial Beach, California.

Income Based Apartments in Imperial Beach, California

Imperial Beach features 100 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 Imperial Beach, California

There are 22 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Imperial Beach.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Imperial Beach, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Imperial Beach, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,912 and $2,336.

2021 Imperial 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
Fair Market Rent $1,478 $1,642 $2,124 $2,987 $3,677
Payment Standard Range $1,330 to $1,626 $1,478 to $1,806 $1,912 to $2,336 $2,688 to $3,286 $3,309 to $4,045

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Imperial Beach, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 122
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 68.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.97
Average Household Size 2.94
Median Household Income $46,659 ±$2,785
Median Rent $1,215 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.77% ± 5.83pp
Total Population 27,051

Population and Household Demographics

Imperial Beach is a city in San Diego County, California with a population of 27,051. There are 9,014 households in the city with an average household size of 2.94 persons. 68.45% of households in Imperial Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Imperial Beach

The median gross income for households in Imperial Beach is $46,659 a year, or $3,888 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,215 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Imperial Beach, a household making less than $4,050 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Imperial Beach.

Area Median Income In Imperial 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 Imperial Beach, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Diego County.

In Imperial Beach, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,700

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 Imperial 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 Imperial Beach

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $24,300 $27,750 $31,200 $34,650 $37,450 $40,200 $43,000 $45,750
50% of Median $40,450 $46,200 $52,000 $57,750 $62,400 $67,000 $71,650 $76,250
80% of Median $64,700 $73,950 $83,200 $92,400 $99,800 $107,200 $114,600 $122,000