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Affordable Housing In Long Beach
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In Long Beach

Waiting ListStatus
Los Angeles County Development Authority Senior Public Housing Open Now

47 Low Income Apartment Communities In Long Beach

Cambridge Place

421 W 33rd St
Long Beach, California

Decro Long Beach Portfolio

745 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, California

Elm Avenue Apartments

530 Elm Ave
Long Beach, California

Long Beach Brethren Manor

3333 Pacific Pl
Long Beach, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lutheran Towers

2340 E 4th Street
Long Beach, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pacific Court Apartments

250 Pacific Ave
Long Beach, California

Casitas Del Mar III

1430 E 17th St
Long Beach, California

Housing Authorities that serve Long Beach

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

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 $1,852 and $2,264.

2021 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 $1,369 $1,605 $2,058 $2,735 $2,982
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.

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.

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 $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 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 $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% of Median $39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% of Median $63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950