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Affordable Housing In La Mirada
Los Angeles County, California


Waiting List Openings In La Mirada

Waiting ListStatus
Los Angeles County Development Authority Senior Public Housing Open Now

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Mirada

La Mirada Senior Housing

14129 Adoree St
La Mirada, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Home Development La Mirada Seniors

N E Santa Gertrudes Ave and Alicante
La Mirada, California

Somerset Glen Apartments

13380 Hillsborough Dr
La Mirada, California

Breezewood Village

16000 Grayville Dr
La Mirada, California

La Mirada Senior Apartments

15811 Alicante Rd
La Mirada, California
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Housing Authorities that serve La Mirada

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Mirada, California

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 557 affordable apartments for rent in La Mirada, California.

Income Based Apartments in La Mirada, California

La Mirada features 75 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 Mirada, California

There are 482 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Mirada.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Mirada, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Mirada, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,852 and $2,264.

2021 La Mirada, 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 $1,369 $1,605 $2,058 $2,735 $2,982
Payment Standard Range $1,232 to $1,506 $1,445 to $1,766 $1,852 to $2,264 $2,462 to $3,009 $2,684 to $3,280

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

La Mirada, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 557
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 75
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.63%
Average Renter Household Size 3.08
Average Household Size 3.23
Median Household Income $79,330 ±$3,877
Median Rent $1,579 ±$128
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.31% ± 7.08pp
Total Population 49,182

Population and Household Demographics

La Mirada is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 49,182. There are 14,325 households in the city with an average household size of 3.23 persons. 22.63% of households in La Mirada are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Mirada

The median gross income for households in La Mirada is $79,330 a year, or $6,611 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,579 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Mirada, a household making less than $5,263 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.31% of households who rent are overburdened in La Mirada.

Area Median Income In La Mirada

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 Mirada, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In La Mirada, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 Mirada

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 Mirada

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% of Median $63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950