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Affordable Housing In Imperial County
California

84 Low Income Apartment Communities In Imperial County

Las Palmeras

470 West Wall Road
Imperial, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Calexico Family Apartments

2301 Andrade Ave
Calexico, California
$430-652
1-3 BR

Desert Villas Apartments

1755 West Main St
El Centro, California
Income Based
1 BR

Imperial Gardens Apartments

1639 Rockwood Ave
Calexico, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Brawley Elks Senior Apartments

995 Willard Ave
Brawley, California
$489-598
1 BR

Brawley Gardens Apartments

221 N Best Ave
Brawley, California
$302-712
1-3 BR

Villa Primavera

1060 Meadows Drive
Calexico, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Heber Village II Apartments

1140 Heber Ave
Heber, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Tres Palmas Village

1631 Malan St
Brawley, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Brawley Family Apartments

1690 C St
Brawley, California
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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Imperial County, California

There are 84 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,040 affordable apartments for rent in Imperial County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Imperial County, California

Imperial County features 2,413 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 County, California

There are 3,393 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Imperial County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Imperial County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Imperial County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Imperial County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Imperial County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $924 and $1,130.

2020 Imperial County, 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 $669 $781 $1,027 $1,365 $1,744
Payment Standard Range $602 to $736 $703 to $859 $924 to $1,130 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,570 to $1,918

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Imperial County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 84
Total Low Income Apartments 6,040
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,413
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.

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 $55,600

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 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 $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,500 $28,000 $31,500 $34,950 $37,750 $40,550 $43,350 $46,150
80% of Median $39,150 $44,750 $50,350 $55,900 $60,400 $64,850 $69,350 $73,800

Cities In Imperial County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

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