Affordable Housing In Lake Elsinore
Riverside County, California

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake Elsinore

Lakeview Apartments I

32209 Riverside Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA
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Lakeview Apartments II

32211 Riverside Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA

Parkside Apartments

442 N Kellogg St
Lake Elsinore, CA

Villa Siena Apartments

31300 Auto Center Dr
Lake Elsinore, CA
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Housing Authorities that serve Lake Elsinore

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake Elsinore, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 315 affordable apartments for rent in Lake Elsinore, California. Lake Elsinore features 64 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 163 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake Elsinore.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lake Elsinore, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 315
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 64
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.42%
Average Renter Household Size 3.79
Average Household Size 3.74
Median Household Income $61,248 ±$1,728
Median Rent $1,254 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.87% ± 5.33pp
Total Population 58,003

Population and Household Demographics

Lake Elsinore is a City in Riverside County, California with a population of 58,003. There are 15,462 households in the city with an average household size of 3.74 persons. 36.42% of households in Lake Elsinore are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake Elsinore

The median gross income for households in Lake Elsinore is $61,248 a year, or $5,104 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,254 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake Elsinore, a household making less than $4,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake Elsinore.1

Area Median Income In Lake Elsinore

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

In Lake Elsinore, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,700

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 Lake Elsinore

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 Lake Elsinore HUD Rental Assistance in Lake Elsinore

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,100 $17,250 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% of Median $40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lake Elsinore

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 2011, 2 low income apartment communities containing 187 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lake Elsinore by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Lake Elsinore

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
60% of Median $30,180 $34,500 $38,820 $43,080 $46,560 $49,980 $53,460 $56,880

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Lake Elsinore is $38,820 a year, or $3,235 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,235 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $971 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $629 $674 $809 $934 $1,041 $1,149
60% $755 $809 $971 $1,121 $1,250 $1,379
Fair Market Rents in Lake Elsinore

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$875 $1,030 $1,289 $1,789 $2,216