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Affordable Housing In Long Beach
Los Angeles County, California

47 Low Income Apartment Communities In Long Beach

Collage Apartments

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

Immanuel Place

3215 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Beachwood Apartments

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

Park Pacific Tower for Seniors

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

Long Beach Senior Artists Colony

200 E Anaheim St
Long Beach, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Plymouth West

240 Chestnut Ave
Long Beach, California
Subsidized

Long Beach + Burnett Apartments

2355 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Sea Mist Tower

1451 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, California
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Del Amo Gardens

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

Casitas Del Mar I-IV

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

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

There are 47 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,314 affordable apartments for rent in Long Beach, California.

Income Based Apartments in Long Beach, California

Long Beach features 4,260 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 2,040 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 $1,760 and $2,152.

2020 Long Beach, 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 $1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857
Payment Standard Range $1,151 to $1,407 $1,365 to $1,669 $1,760 to $2,152 $2,353 to $2,875 $2,571 to $3,143

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Long Beach, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 47
Total Low Income Apartments 6,314
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 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