Affordable Housing In Los Angeles
Los Angeles County, California

841 Low Income Apartment Communities In Los Angeles

San Lucas Apartments

1221 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA
$771-1,067
Studio-1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Hollywood Fountain South

6222 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Main Street Vistas

5950 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA
Income Based
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Figueroa Place

1320 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Income Based
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Erna P. Harris Court

1330 University Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Accessible

The Berendos

235 S Berendo St
Los Angeles, CA
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Accessible
62+

Hollywood Fountain North

6233 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Miramar Towers

2000 Miramar St
Los Angeles, CA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Avalon Place Apartments

13218 Avalon Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Adams Boulevard Apartments

4230 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Los Angeles

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Los Angeles, California

There are 841 low income housing apartment communities offering 59,655 affordable apartments for rent in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles features 28,741 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 29,698 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Los Angeles.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Los Angeles, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 841
Total Low Income Apartments 59,655
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 28,741
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 63.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $50,205 ±$265
Median Rent $1,209 ±$4
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.49% ± 0.41pp
Total Population 3,900,794

Population and Household Demographics

Los Angeles is a City in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 3,900,794. There are 1,342,761 households in the city with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 63.16% of households in Los Angeles are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Los Angeles

The median gross income for households in Los Angeles is $50,205 a year, or $4,184 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,209 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Los Angeles, a household making less than $4,030 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Los Angeles.1

Area Median Income In Los Angeles

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

In Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles HUD Rental Assistance in Los Angeles

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
Fair Market Rents in Los Angeles

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857