Affordable Housing In Laguna Beach
Orange County, California

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Laguna Beach

Vista Aliso Apartments

21544 Wesley Drive
Laguna Beach, California
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Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hagan Place

383 3rd St
Laguna Beach, California
Disabled Supportive Housing

Glenneyre Apartments

450 Glenneyre St
Laguna Beach, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Laguna Beach

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Laguna Beach, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 123 affordable apartments for rent in Laguna Beach, California.

Income Based Apartments in Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach features 96 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 Laguna Beach, California

There are 27 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Laguna Beach.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Laguna Beach, California

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Laguna Beach, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,098 and $2,564.

2021 Laguna Beach, 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
Laguna Beach, California Fair Market Rent $1,678 $1,888 $2,331 $3,227 $3,716
Laguna Beach, California Payment Standard Range $1,510 to $1,846 $1,699 to $2,077 $2,098 to $2,564 $2,904 to $3,550 $3,344 to $4,088

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Laguna Beach, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 123
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 96
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.93%
Average Renter Household Size 1.84
Average Household Size 2.06
Median Household Income $98,366 ±$6,784
Median Rent $1,920 ±$138
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.8% ± 8.14pp
Total Population 23,230

Population and Household Demographics

Laguna Beach is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 23,230. There are 11,239 households in the city with an average household size of 2.06 persons. 39.93% of households in Laguna Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Laguna Beach

The median gross income for households in Laguna Beach is $98,366 a year, or $8,197 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,920 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Laguna Beach, a household making less than $6,400 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Laguna Beach.

Area Median Income In Laguna Beach

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 Laguna Beach, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Laguna Beach, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,700

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 Laguna Beach

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 Laguna Beach

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Laguna Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,250 $32,300 $36,350 $40,350 $43,600 $46,850 $50,050 $53,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Laguna Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,100 $53,800 $60,550 $67,250 $72,650 $78,050 $83,400 $88,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Laguna Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$75,300 $86,050 $96,800 $107,550 $116,200 $124,800 $133,400 $142,000