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Affordable Housing In La Mesa
San Diego County, California

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Mesa

The Springs(La Mesa)

8070 Orange Avenue
La Mesa, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Chevy Chase

3753 Fairway Dr
La Mesa, California
$1300
1 BR

Murray Manor Apartments

5700 Cowles Mountain Blvd
La Mesa, California
Subsidized

Campina Court Apartments

9000 Campina Dr
La Mesa, California
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Housing Authorities that serve La Mesa

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 La Mesa, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 475 affordable apartments for rent in La Mesa, California.

Income Based Apartments in La Mesa, California

La Mesa features 347 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 La Mesa, California

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Mesa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Mesa, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Mesa landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in La Mesa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Mesa, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,833 and $2,241.

2020 La Mesa, 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 $1,404 $1,566 $2,037 $2,894 $3,576
Payment Standard Range $1,264 to $1,544 $1,409 to $1,723 $1,833 to $2,241 $2,605 to $3,183 $3,218 to $3,934

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Area Median Income In La Mesa

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 La Mesa, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Diego County.

In La Mesa, 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 La Mesa

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 La Mesa

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