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Affordable Housing In Lancaster
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In Lancaster

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25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lancaster

Village at Beechwood

44063 North Beech Ave
Lancaster, California
1-3 BR

Cedar Creek Apartments

1530 West Avenue K-8
Lancaster, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

Antelope Valley Apartments

43460 32nd St
Lancaster, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Avenida Crossing Apartments

2317 W Ave J-8
Lancaster, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Copper Square Apartments

45431 30th Street West
Lancaster, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Antelope Valley Veterans and Families Apartments

44000 East Sahuayo Street
Lancaster, California
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Village Pointe

1037 E Avenue K
Lancaster, California

Lancaster Homes Apartments

711 W Jackman St
Lancaster, California

College Park Apartments

43363 30th St W
Lancaster, California

Aurora Village

43862 15th St W
Lancaster, California

Housing Authorities that serve Lancaster

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lancaster, California

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,284 affordable apartments for rent in Lancaster, California.

Income Based Apartments in Lancaster, California

Lancaster features 705 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 Lancaster, California

There are 1,579 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lancaster.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lancaster, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lancaster landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Lancaster.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lancaster, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,852 and $2,264.

2021 Lancaster, 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
Lancaster, California Fair Market Rent $1,369 $1,605 $2,058 $2,735 $2,982
Lancaster, California Payment Standard Range $1,232 to $1,506 $1,445 to $1,766 $1,852 to $2,264 $2,462 to $3,009 $2,684 to $3,280

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lancaster, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 2,284
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 705
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.8%
Average Renter Household Size 3.08
Average Household Size 3.21
Median Household Income $47,225 ±$1,708
Median Rent $1,066 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.96% ± 2.72pp
Total Population 159,774

Population and Household Demographics

Lancaster is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 159,774. There are 47,427 households in the city with an average household size of 3.21 persons. 43.8% of households in Lancaster are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lancaster

The median gross income for households in Lancaster is $47,225 a year, or $3,935 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,066 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lancaster, a household making less than $3,553 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Lancaster.

Area Median Income In Lancaster

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 Lancaster, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In Lancaster, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 Lancaster

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 Lancaster

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lancaster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lancaster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lancaster AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950