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Affordable Housing In Lemon Grove
San Diego County, California

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lemon Grove

St Johns Plaza Apartments

8150 Broadway
Lemon Grove, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Terrace Gardens Seniors Apartments

3891 College Pl
Lemon Grove, California

Citron Court ( Fka Broadway Mixed Use )

7385 Broadway
Lemon Grove, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Lemon Grove

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 Lemon Grove, California

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 286 affordable apartments for rent in Lemon Grove, California.

Income Based Apartments in Lemon Grove, California

Lemon Grove features 100 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 Lemon Grove, California

There are 186 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lemon Grove.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lemon Grove, California

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

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

2020 Lemon Grove, 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.

Lemon Grove, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 286
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 3.04
Median Household Income $55,404 ±$4,313
Median Rent $1,147 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.59% ± 7.1pp
Total Population 26,225

Population and Household Demographics

Lemon Grove is a city in San Diego County, California with a population of 26,225. There are 8,489 households in the city with an average household size of 3.04 persons. 44.41% of households in Lemon Grove are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lemon Grove

The median gross income for households in Lemon Grove is $55,404 a year, or $4,617 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,147 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lemon Grove, a household making less than $3,823 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Lemon Grove.

Area Median Income In Lemon Grove

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

In Lemon Grove, 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 Lemon Grove

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 Lemon Grove

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