Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Los Angeles, CA

Discover affordable housing in Los Angeles where there are 750+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Sonata Apartment Homes

21350 Parthenia Street, Los Angeles, California 91304

bed 2
payment $1510-1750/mo.

Apperson Street Apartments

7412 Apperson St, Los Angeles, California 91042

bed 1
payment $1295/mo.

Happy Valley Apartments

3035-3045 Sierra Street , Los Angeles, California 90031

bed 3
payment $1292/mo.

Chariton Apartments

2010 Chariton Street, Los Angeles, California 90034

bed Studio
payment $1275/mo.

Artiste Apartments

6731 Leland Way, Los Angeles, California 90028

bed Studio
payment $1250/mo.

Mission Plaza

2250 Parkside Ave, Los Angeles, California 90031

bed 2-3
payment $990-1165/mo.

Huntington Hacienda II

4668 Huntington Dr S, Los Angeles, California 90032

bed 1-4
payment $954-1768/mo.

Asturias Senior Apartments

9628 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, California 91402

bed 1-2
payment $952-1133/mo.

Andalucia Senior Apartments

15305 Lanark Street , Los Angeles, California 91406

bed 1-2
payment $952-1183/mo.

Juanita Tate Legacy Towers

4827 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90011

bed Studio-1
payment $788-1014/mo.

San Lucas Apartments

1221 W 7th St, Los Angeles, California 90017

bed Studio-1
payment $771-1067/mo.

ML Shepard Manor Apartments

2330 S. Santa Ana Blvd , Los Angeles, California 90059

bed 1
payment $685/mo.

Alvarado Gardens

1800 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, California 90026

bed 1-3

Lorena Heights

3327 E. Sabina Street, Los Angeles, California 90023

bed 2-3
payment $802-1908/mo.

Miramar Towers

2000 Miramar St, Los Angeles, California 90057

bed 1

The Gateway at Willowbrook

11740 Bandera St, Los Angeles, California 90059

bed 1-2

New Harvest at Jordan Downs

2212 E Century Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90002

bed 1-5

Apple Tree Village

9229 Sepulveda Eastway, Los Angeles, California 90045

bed 2-3

Sylmar Apartments

9363 Sylmar Ave, Los Angeles, California 91402

bed 3

136 E. 120th St.

136 E 120th Street, Los Angeles, California 90061

bed 2-3
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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Los Angeles, California

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Los Angeles, California
$32.18 (+201%) more than California minimum wage and $40.93 (+565%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Los Angeles, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Moderate Rehabilitation programs for Los Angeles, California.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Los Angeles, California.

Go to the California Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Los Angeles.

How many renters live in Los Angeles, California?

The City of Los Angeles has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 58.1 percent of the population living in Los Angeles.

What is the rental market like in Los Angeles, California?

There are an estimated housing units in the Los Angeles area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Los Angeles, California, there are 1.04 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Los Angeles?

The rental vacancy rate in Los Angeles is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Los Angeles for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Los Angeles
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
148,565 316,711 321,923 103,764 25,953
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Los Angeles

A large number of apartments in Los Angeles have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Los Angeles

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,777 to $3,600. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,777
One BR $2,006
Two BR $2,544
Three BR $3,263
Four BR $3,600
2024 Fair Market Rents in Los Angeles, California

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Los Angeles?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 82,574 56 percent
One BR 135,952 43 percent
Two BR 78,363 24 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Los Angeles, California

How many affordable rental units are in Los Angeles?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Los Angeles, California including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Los Angeles, California

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles features 33,019 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 Angeles, California

There are 37,512 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Los Angeles.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Los Angeles, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Los Angeles landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Los Angeles.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Los Angeles, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,290 and $2,798.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.