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Affordable Housing In Lake San Marcos
San Diego County, California

Housing Authorities that serve Lake San Marcos

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of San Diego Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake San Marcos, California

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Lake San Marcos, California.

Income Based Apartments in Lake San Marcos, California

Lake San Marcos 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 Lake San Marcos, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake San Marcos, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lake San Marcos landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lake San Marcos.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lake San Marcos, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,833 and $2,241.

2020 Lake San Marcos, 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 $1,404 $1,566 $2,037 $2,894 $3,576
Payment Standard Range $1,264 to $1,544 $1,409 to $1,723 $1,833 to $2,241 $2,605 to $3,183 $3,218 to $3,934

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lake San Marcos, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 1.96
Median Household Income $46,510 ±$11,793
Median Rent $1,766 ±$224
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 66.62% ± 21.68pp
Total Population 4,798

Population and Household Demographics

Lake San Marcos is a city in San Diego County, California with a population of 4,798. There are 2,446 households in the city with an average household size of 1.96 persons. 28.78% of households in Lake San Marcos are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake San Marcos

The median gross income for households in Lake San Marcos is $46,510 a year, or $3,876 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,766 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake San Marcos, a household making less than $5,887 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 66.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake San Marcos.

Area Median Income In Lake San Marcos

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 San Marcos, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Diego County.

In Lake San Marcos, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,700

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 San Marcos

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 Lake San Marcos

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $24,300 $27,750 $31,200 $34,650 $37,450 $40,200 $43,000 $45,750
50% of Median $40,450 $46,200 $52,000 $57,750 $62,400 $67,000 $71,650 $76,250
80% of Median $64,700 $73,950 $83,200 $92,400 $99,800 $107,200 $114,600 $122,000