Affordable Housing In Laguna Niguel
Orange County, California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Laguna Niguel

Alicia Park Apartments

23681 Cambridge Circle
Laguna Niguel, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Village La Paz

24275 Avenida Breve
Laguna Niguel, California
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Laguna Niguel

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Laguna Niguel, California

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 156 affordable apartments for rent in Laguna Niguel, California.

Income Based Apartments in Laguna Niguel, California

Laguna Niguel features 156 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 Niguel, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Laguna Niguel.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Laguna Niguel, California

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

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

2021 Laguna Niguel, 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 Niguel, California Fair Market Rent $1,678 $1,888 $2,331 $3,227 $3,716
Laguna Niguel, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Laguna Niguel, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 156
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 156
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $95,536 ±$3,979
Median Rent $1,837 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.14% ± 5.46pp
Total Population 64,825

Population and Household Demographics

Laguna Niguel is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 64,825. There are 24,877 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 28.42% of households in Laguna Niguel are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Laguna Niguel

The median gross income for households in Laguna Niguel is $95,536 a year, or $7,961 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,837 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Laguna Niguel, a household making less than $6,123 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Laguna Niguel.

Area Median Income In Laguna Niguel

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

In Laguna Niguel, 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 Niguel

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 Niguel

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Laguna Niguel 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 Niguel 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 Niguel 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