Affordable Housing In Long Beach
Los Angeles County, California

56 Low Income Apartment Communities In Long Beach

Long Beach Senior Housing

575 E Vernon St
Long Beach, California
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sea Gate Village

1450 Locust Ave
Long Beach, California

Pacific City Lights

1643 Pacific Ave
Long Beach, California

Villages at Cabrillo

2001 River Ave
Long Beach, California

Palace Hotel

2640 E Anaheim St
Long Beach, California

The Courtyards in Long Beach

1027 Redondo Ave
Long Beach, California

Beechwood Terrace

1117 Elm Ave
Long Beach, California

Family Commons at Cabrillo ,

2111 W Williams St
Long Beach, California

Mf Rehab : Nlb - Design Center

4931 Ruth Ave
Long Beach, California

Grisham Community Housing

11 W 49th St
Long Beach, California

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Long Beach, California

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; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Long Beach, California

There are 56 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,376 affordable apartments for rent in Long Beach, California.

Income Based Apartments in Long Beach, California

Long Beach features 4,065 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 2,297 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 $2,000 and $2,444.

2023 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
Long Beach, California Fair Market Rent $1,534 $1,747 $2,222 $2,888 $3,170
Long Beach, California Payment Standard Range $1,381 to $1,687 $1,572 to $1,922 $2,000 to $2,444 $2,599 to $3,177 $2,853 to $3,487

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Long Beach, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 56
Total Low Income Apartments 6,376
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,065
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 $91,100

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Long Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$25,050 $28,600 $32,200 $35,750 $38,650 $41,500 $44,350 $47,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Long Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,700 $47,650 $53,600 $59,550 $64,350 $69,100 $73,850 $78,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Long Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,750 $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800