Affordable Housing In Laguna Woods
Orange County, California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Laguna Woods

Whispering Fountains Laguna Woods

24300 El Toro Rd.
Laguna Woods, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Laguna Woods

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Laguna Woods, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Laguna Woods, California.

Income Based Apartments in Laguna Woods, California

Laguna Woods features 0 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 Woods, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Laguna Woods, California

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

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

2021 Laguna Woods, 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 Woods, California Fair Market Rent $1,678 $1,888 $2,331 $3,227 $3,716
Laguna Woods, 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 Woods, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.84%
Average Renter Household Size 1.41
Average Household Size 1.45
Median Household Income $38,674 ±$2,484
Median Rent $1,457 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.65% ± 5.86pp
Total Population 16,359

Population and Household Demographics

Laguna Woods is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 16,359. There are 11,306 households in the city with an average household size of 1.45 persons. 24.84% of households in Laguna Woods are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Laguna Woods

The median gross income for households in Laguna Woods is $38,674 a year, or $3,223 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,457 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Laguna Woods, a household making less than $4,857 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Laguna Woods.

Area Median Income In Laguna Woods

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

In Laguna Woods, 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 Woods

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 Woods

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