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Affordable Housing In La Quinta
Riverside County, California

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Quinta

Seasons at Miraflores

47747 Gertrude Way
La Quinta, California
Income Based
1-2 BR

Seasons at La Quinta

50915 Rainbow Ct
La Quinta, California
Income Based
1-2 BR

Hadley Villas

78875 Avenue 47
La Quinta, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Washington St Apartments CO Hyder and Company

42800 Washington St
La Quinta, California

Villa Cortina Apartments

50701 Washington St
La Quinta, California

Vista Dunes Courtyard Homes

44950 Vista Dunes Ln
La Quinta, California

Wolff Waters Place Apartments

47795 Dune Palms Rd
La Quinta, California
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Housing Authorities that serve La Quinta

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Quinta, California

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 775 affordable apartments for rent in La Quinta, California.

Income Based Apartments in La Quinta, California

La Quinta features 152 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 Quinta, California

There are 623 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Quinta.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Quinta, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Quinta landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in La Quinta.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Quinta, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,160 and $1,418.

2020 La Quinta, 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 $875 $1,030 $1,289 $1,789 $2,216
Payment Standard Range $788 to $963 $927 to $1,133 $1,160 to $1,418 $1,610 to $1,968 $1,994 to $2,438

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

La Quinta, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 775
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 152
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.68%
Average Renter Household Size 2.96
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $71,091 ±$2,876
Median Rent $1,341 ±$81
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.37% ± 6.31pp
Total Population 39,301

Population and Household Demographics

La Quinta is a city in Riverside County, California with a population of 39,301. There are 15,210 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 29.68% of households in La Quinta are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Quinta

The median gross income for households in La Quinta is $71,091 a year, or $5,924 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,341 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Quinta, a household making less than $4,470 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.37% of households who rent are overburdened in La Quinta.

Area Median Income In La Quinta

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

In La Quinta, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,300

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 Quinta

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 Quinta

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,850 $18,100 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,400 $30,150 $33,900 $37,650 $40,700 $43,700 $46,700 $49,700
80% of Median $42,200 $48,200 $54,250 $60,250 $65,100 $69,900 $74,750 $79,550