Affordable Housing In Imperial County
California

77 Low Income Apartment Communities In Imperial County

Las Palmeras

470 West Wall Rd
Imperial, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Calexico Family Apartments

2301 Andrade Ave
Calexico, CA
$430-652
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Desert Villas Apartments

1755 West Main St
El Centro, CA
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Imperial Gardens Apartments

1639 Rockwood Ave
Calexico, CA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Brawley Elks Senior Apartments

995 Willard Ave
Brawley, CA
$489-598
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Brawley Gardens Apartments

221 N Best Ave
Brawley, CA
$302-712
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Heber Village II Apartments

1140 Heber Ave
Heber, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Tres Palmas Village

1631 Malan St
Brawley, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Brawley Family Apartments

1690 C St
Brawley, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Calexico Village Apartments

1020 Kloke Ave
Calexico, CA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Imperial County

Housing Authority Programs
Imperial Valley Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Imperial County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Calexico Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Imperial County, California

There are 77 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,722 affordable apartments for rent in Imperial County, California. Imperial County features 2,317 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 3,345 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Imperial County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Imperial County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 77
Total Low Income Apartments 5,722
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,317
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.51%
Average Renter Household Size 3.60
Average Household Size 3.61
Median Household Income $41,079 ±$1,556
Median Rent $766 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.74% ± 3.08pp
Total Population 178,206

Population and Household Demographics

Imperial County is a County in California with a population of 178,206. There are 46,452 households in the county with an average household size of 3.61 persons. 44.51% of households in Imperial County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Imperial County

The median gross income for households in Imperial County is $41,079 a year, or $3,423 a month. The median rent for the county is $766 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Imperial County, a household making less than $2,553 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Imperial County.1

Area Median Income In Imperial County

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.

In Imperial County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,700

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 County

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 Imperial County HUD Rental Assistance in Imperial County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,500 $46,700 $51,850 $56,000 $60,150 $64,300 $68,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Imperial County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2011, 44 low income apartment communities containing 3,226 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Imperial County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Imperial County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Imperial County is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Imperial County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$669 $781 $1,027 $1,365 $1,744

Cities In Imperial County

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City Listings Served By
Brawley 19 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brawley is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
El Centro 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves El Centro is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Calexico 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Calexico are the Housing Authority of the City of Calexico and Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Seeley 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seeley is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Westmorland 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westmorland is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Imperial 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Imperial is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Holtville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holtville is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Heber 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Heber is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Niland 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Niland is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Calipatria 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calipatria is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Bombay Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bombay Beach is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Desert Shores 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Desert Shores is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Ocotillo 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ocotillo is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Palo Verde 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palo Verde is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Salton City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salton City is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Salton Sea Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salton Sea Beach is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.
Winterhaven 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winterhaven is the Imperial Valley Housing Authority.