Affordable Housing In Long Beach
Los Angeles County, California


Waiting List Openings In Long Beach

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46 Low Income Apartment Communities In Long Beach

Collage Apartments

1905 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA
Income Based
2-3 BR
Market Rate

Immanuel Place

3215 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Beachwood Apartments

505 W 6th St
Long Beach, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Park Pacific Tower for Seniors

714 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, CA
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Long Beach Senior Artists Colony

200 E Anaheim St
Long Beach, CA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Plymouth West

240 Chestnut Ave
Long Beach, CA
Subsidized

Long Beach + Burnett Apartments

2355 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Del Amo Gardens

225 E Del Amo Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Casitas Del Mar I-IV

1324 Hellman St
Long Beach, CA
Call For Rent
3-5 BR

Anchor Place

2000 River Avenue
Long Beach, CA
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Long Beach

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Long Beach, California

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 46 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,018 affordable apartments for rent in Long Beach, California. Long Beach features 4,260 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,744 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Long Beach.

Long Beach, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 46
Total Low Income Apartments 6,018
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,260
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 59.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.73
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $52,783 ±$1,076
Median Rent $1,122 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.71% ± 1.41pp
Total Population 470,237

Population and Household Demographics

Long Beach is a City in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 470,237. There are 164,406 households in the city with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 59.85% of households in Long Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Long Beach

The median gross income for households in Long Beach is $52,783 a year, or $4,399 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,122 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Long Beach, a household making less than $3,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Long Beach.1

Area Median Income In Long Beach

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

In Long Beach, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,100

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 Long Beach

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 Long Beach HUD Rental Assistance in Long Beach

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,950 $25,050 $28,200 $31,300 $33,850 $36,350 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
80% of Median $58,450 $66,800 $75,150 $83,500 $90,200 $96,900 $103,550 $110,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Long Beach

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

From 1992 to 2011, 18 low income apartment communities containing 2,537 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Long Beach 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 Long Beach

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
60% of Median $43,860 $50,160 $56,400 $62,640 $67,680 $72,720 $77,700 $82,740

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 Long Beach is $56,400 a year, or $4,700 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,700 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,410 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% $914 $979 $1,175 $1,358 $1,515 $1,671
60% $1,097 $1,175 $1,410 $1,629 $1,818 $2,006
Fair Market Rents in Long Beach

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
$1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857