Affordable Housing In Indio
Riverside County, California

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Indio

Christiansen Senior Apartments

81-901 Shadow Palm Ave.
Indio, CA
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Cielo Vista Apartments

81-820 Shadow Palms Ave.
Indio, CA
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Indio Gardens

82490 Requa Avenue
Indio, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR

Allanza Apartment Homes

46-575 Clinton Street
Indio, CA
Income Based
2-4 BR

Allanza Apartment Homes

46575 Clinton St
Indio, CA
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Desert Oasis Apartments

46211 Jackson Street
Indio, CA
HCV Welcome

Olive Court Apartments

44056 Arabia Street
Indio, CA
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Summer Field Apartments

83385 Gemini Street
Indio, CA
HCV Welcome

Jackson Terrace Apartments

46211 Jackson St
Indio, CA

Palo Verde Apartments

44720 Palo Verde St
Indio, CA

Housing Authorities that serve Indio

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Riverside Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Indio, California

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,754 affordable apartments for rent in Indio, California. Indio features 589 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,165 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Indio.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Indio, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,754
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 589
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.27%
Average Renter Household Size 3.41
Average Household Size 3.18
Median Household Income $50,525 ±$1,642
Median Rent $1,035 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.27% ± 3.94pp
Total Population 84,094

Population and Household Demographics

Indio is a City in Riverside County, California with a population of 84,094. There are 26,144 households in the city with an average household size of 3.18 persons. 36.27% of households in Indio are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Indio

The median gross income for households in Indio is $50,525 a year, or $4,210 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,035 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Indio, a household making less than $3,450 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Indio.1

Area Median Income In Indio

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 Indio, the AMI is calculated from all households within Riverside County.

In Indio, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,700

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 Indio

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 Indio HUD Rental Assistance in Indio

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,100 $17,250 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% of Median $40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Indio

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

From 1995 to 2008, 9 low income apartment communities containing 1,035 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Indio 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 Indio

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
60% of Median $30,180 $34,500 $38,820 $43,080 $46,560 $49,980 $53,460 $56,880

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 Indio is $38,820 a year, or $3,235 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,235 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $971 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% $629 $674 $809 $934 $1,041 $1,149
60% $755 $809 $971 $1,121 $1,250 $1,379
Fair Market Rents in Indio

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
$875 $1,030 $1,289 $1,789 $2,216