Affordable Housing In Los Alamitos
Orange County, California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Los Alamitos

Laurel Park Manor

4121 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, California
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Housing Authorities that serve Los Alamitos

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Los Alamitos, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 71 affordable apartments for rent in Los Alamitos, California.

Income Based Apartments in Los Alamitos, California

Los Alamitos features 71 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 Los Alamitos, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Los Alamitos.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Los Alamitos, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Los Alamitos landlords $1,400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Los Alamitos.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Los Alamitos, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,098 and $2,564.

2021 Los Alamitos, 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
Los Alamitos, California Fair Market Rent $1,678 $1,888 $2,331 $3,227 $3,716
Los Alamitos, California Payment Standard Range $1,510 to $1,846 $1,699 to $2,077 $2,098 to $2,564 $2,904 to $3,550 $3,344 to $4,088

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Los Alamitos, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 71
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 71
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $80,033 ±$9,454
Median Rent $1,570 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.96% ± 6.99pp
Total Population 11,658

Population and Household Demographics

Los Alamitos is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 11,658. There are 4,120 households in the city with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 52.91% of households in Los Alamitos are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Los Alamitos

The median gross income for households in Los Alamitos is $80,033 a year, or $6,669 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,570 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Los Alamitos, a household making less than $5,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Los Alamitos.

Area Median Income In Los Alamitos

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 Los Alamitos, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Los Alamitos, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,700

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 Los Alamitos

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 Los Alamitos

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Los Alamitos AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,250 $32,300 $36,350 $40,350 $43,600 $46,850 $50,050 $53,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Los Alamitos AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,100 $53,800 $60,550 $67,250 $72,650 $78,050 $83,400 $88,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Los Alamitos AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$75,300 $86,050 $96,800 $107,550 $116,200 $124,800 $133,400 $142,000