Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Long Beach, CA

Discover affordable housing in Long Beach where there are 55+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Sea Mist Tower

1451 Atlantic Ave , Long Beach, California 90813

bed 1
elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Park Pacific Towers

714 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, California 90813

bed Studio-1

Anchor Place

2000 River Avenue, Long Beach, California 90810

bed 1-3

Evergreen Apartments @ The Palm

1823 E 68th St, Long Beach, California 90805

bed 2-3

Evergreen Apartments @ The Sage

1801 E 68th St, Long Beach, California 90805

bed 2-3

Casitas Del Mar I-IV

1324 Hellman St, Long Beach, California 90813

bed 3-5

Collage Apartments

1905 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, California 90806

bed 2-3

Federation Towers Apartments

3799 East Willow St, Long Beach, California 90815

bed Studio-1

Vistas Del Puerto

1836 Locust Ave, Long Beach, California 90806

bed 1-3

Beacon Pointe Apartments

1235 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, California 90813

bed 1-2

Spark at Midtown

1900 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, California 90806

bed 1-3

Beacon Place

1201 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, California 90813

bed 1-2

Evergreen Apartments @ Jasmin

1528 N. Freeman Ave, Long Beach, California 90804

bed 2-3

Baptist Gardens

1011 Pine Ave, Long Beach, California 90813

Northpointe Apartments I

5441 N Paramount Blvd, Long Beach, California 90805

Woodbridge Apartments

1117 Elm Ave. & 421 W. 33rd St., Long Beach, California 90813

bed 1-3

Bloom at Magnolia

1770 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, California 90813

bed 1-2

New Hope Home

1150 E New York St, Long Beach, California 90813

American Gold Star Manor

3080 N Gold Star Dr, Long Beach, California 90810

St. Mary Tower Apartments

1120 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, California 90813

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Long Beach, California

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Long Beach, California
$48.18/hour
$32.18 (+201%) more than California minimum wage and $40.93 (+565%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Long Beach, California?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Moderate Rehabilitation programs for Long Beach, California.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Long Beach, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Long Beach.

How many renters live in Long Beach, California?

The City of Long Beach has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 54.68 percent of the population living in Long Beach.

What is the rental market like in Long Beach, California?

There are an estimated housing units in the Long Beach area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Long Beach, California, there are 1.05 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Long Beach?

The rental vacancy rate in Long Beach is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Long Beach for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Long Beach
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
13,562 31,858 39,045 11,837 2,259
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Long Beach

A large number of apartments in Long Beach have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Long Beach

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,777 to $3,600. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,777
One BR $2,006
Two BR $2,544
Three BR $3,263
Four BR $3,600
2024 Fair Market Rents in Long Beach, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Long Beach?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 8,157 60 percent
One BR 13,340 42 percent
Two BR 8,253 21 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Long Beach, California

How many affordable rental units are in Long Beach?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Long Beach, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Long Beach, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Long Beach, California

Long Beach features 3,177 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 Long Beach, California

There are 2,277 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Long Beach.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Long Beach, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Long Beach landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Long Beach.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Long Beach, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,290 and $2,798.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.