Affordable Housing In Los Angeles County
California

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There are 1,289 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 91,916 affordable apartments for rent in Los Angeles County, California. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 46,081 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 27,740 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Los Angeles County. There are 54,838 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Angeles County is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.

Affordable Apartments in Los Angeles County

44063 North Beech Ave
Lancaster, California
Village at Beechwood is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Lancaster. Rents at Village at Beechwood are $456-630.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Lancaster.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
2230 S. Eastern Ave.
Commerce, California
Rosewood Park Apartments is a 94 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Commerce. Rents at Rosewood Park Apartments are $900-1,124.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Commerce.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
18701 Flying Tiger Drive
Santa Clarita, California
Canyon Country Senior Apartments is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Santa Clarita. Rents at Canyon Country Senior Apartments are $1,115-1,295.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Santa Clarita.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
2330 S. Santa Ana Blvd
Los Angeles, California
ML Shepard Manor Apartments is a 90 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Los Angeles. Rents at ML Shepard Manor Apartments are 685.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Los Angeles.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
11950 Centralia Road
Hawaiian Gardens, California
Hawaiian Gardens Apartments is a 264 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Hawaiian Gardens. Rents at Hawaiian Gardens Apartments are $1,150-1,325.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Los Angeles County

The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Alhambra, California.

Other Housing Authorities located in Los Angeles County

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Los Angeles, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach is a Section 8 public housing agency in Long Beach, California.

The City of Compton Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Compton, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Pasadena is a Section 8 public housing agency in Pasadena, California.

The City of Inglewood Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Inglewood, California.

The Redondo Beach Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Redondo Beach, California.

The Housing Authority of Culver City is a Section 8 public housing agency in Culver City, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Monica is a Section 8 public housing agency in Santa Monica, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Glendale is a Section 8 public housing agency in Glendale, California.

The Pico Rivera Housing Assistance Agency is a Section 8 public housing agency in Pico Rivera, California.

The City of Norwalk Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Norwalk, California.

The South Gate Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in South Gate, California.

The Baldwin Park Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Baldwin Park, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Torrance is a Section 8 public housing agency in Torrance, California.

The City of Pomona Housing Department is a Section 8 public housing agency in Pomona, California.

The City of Hawthorne Department of Housing is a Section 8 public housing agency in Hawthorne, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Lakewood is a Section 8 public housing agency in Santa Fe Springs, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Hawaiian Gardens is a Section 8 public housing agency in Hawaiian Gardens, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Paramount is a Section 8 public housing agency in Santa Fe Springs, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Lawndale is a Section 8 public housing agency in Santa Fe Springs, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Lomita is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Santa Fe Springs, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of West Hollywood is a Section 8 public housing agency in West Hollywood, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Fe Springs is a Section 8 public housing agency in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Los Angeles County, California

Los Angeles County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1,289
Total Low Income Apartments 91,916
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 46,081
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.87
Total Population 10,038,388
Housing Units 3,263,069
Average Household Size 3.02
Median Household Income $56,196 ±$270
Median Rent $1,231 ±$3
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.86% ± 0.27pp

Population and Household Demographics

Los Angeles County is a County in California with a population of 10,038,388. There are 3,263,069 households in the county with an average household size of 3.02 persons. 54.03% of households in Los Angeles County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Los Angeles County

The median gross income for households in Los Angeles County is $56,196 a year, or $4,683 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,231 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Los Angeles County, a household making less than $4,103 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Los Angeles County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 0.27 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Los Angeles County

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.

In Los Angeles County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,300

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 Los Angeles County

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.

Los Angeles County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $29,250 $32,960 $37,140 $41,320
50% $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
80% $50,500 $57,700 $64,900 $72,100 $77,900 $83,650 $89,450 $95,200

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Los Angeles County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2012, 627 low income apartment communities containing 43,604 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Los Angeles County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Los Angeles County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Los Angeles County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
60% $37,860 $43,260 $48,660 $54,060 $58,440 $62,760 $67,080 $71,400

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Los Angeles County is $48,660 a year, or $4,055 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,055 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,217 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $789 $845 $1,014 $1,172 $1,308 $1,443
60% $947 $1,014 $1,217 $1,406 $1,569 $1,731
Fair Market Rents in Los Angeles County

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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$988 $1,195 $1,545 $2,079 $2,303

Cities In Los Angeles County

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City Listings Served By
Acton 1
Agoura Hills 0
Agua Dulce 0
Alhambra 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alhambra is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Alondra Park 0
Altadena 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Altadena is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Arcadia 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arcadia is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Artesia 0
Avalon 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avalon is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Avocado Heights 0
Azusa 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Azusa is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Baldwin Park 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Baldwin Park are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Baldwin Park Housing Authority.
Bell 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bell is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Bell Gardens 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bell Gardens is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Bellflower 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellflower is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Beverly Hills 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beverly Hills is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Bradbury 0
Burbank 9
Calabasas 1
Carson 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carson is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Castaic 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Castaic is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Cerritos 0
Charter Oak 0
Citrus 0
Claremont 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Claremont is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Commerce 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Commerce is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Compton 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Compton are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and City of Compton Housing Authority.
Covina 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Covina is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Cudahy 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cudahy is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Culver City 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Culver City are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Housing Authority of Culver City.
Del Aire 0
Desert View Highlands 0
Diamond Bar 1
Downey 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Downey is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Duarte 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duarte is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
East La Mirada 0
East Los Angeles 2
East Pasadena 0
East Rancho Dominguez 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Rancho Dominguez is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
East San Gabriel 0
El Monte 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve El Monte are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Baldwin Park Housing Authority.
El Segundo 0
Elizabeth Lake 0
Florence Graham 0
Florence-Graham 0
Gardena 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gardena is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Glendale 19 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Glendale are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Housing Authority of the City of Glendale.
Glendora 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glendora is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Green Valley 0
Hacienda Heights 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hacienda Heights is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Hasley Canyon 0
Hawaiian Gardens 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hawaiian Gardens are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Housing Authority of the City of Hawaiian Gardens.
Hawthorne 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hawthorne are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and City of Hawthorne Department of Housing.
Hermosa Beach 0
Hidden Hills 0
Hollywood 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hollywood is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Huntington Park 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington Park is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Industry 0
Inglewood 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Inglewood is the City of Inglewood Housing Authority.
Irwindale 0
La Cañada Flintridge 0
La Crescenta Montrose 0
La Crescenta-Montrose 0
La Habra Heights 0
La Mirada 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Mirada is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
La Puente 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Puente is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
La Verne 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Verne is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Ladera Heights 0
Lake Hughes 0
Lake Los Angeles 0
Lakewood 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakewood is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Lancaster 24 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lancaster is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Lawndale 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawndale is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Lennox 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lennox is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Leona Valley 0
Littlerock 0
Lomita 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lomita is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Long Beach 43 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Long Beach are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach.
Los Angeles 744 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Angeles is the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.
Lynwood 1
Malibu 0
Manhattan Beach 0
Marina Del Rey 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marina Del Rey is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Mayflower Village 0
Maywood 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maywood is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Monrovia 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monrovia are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Baldwin Park Housing Authority.
Montebello 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montebello is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Monterey Park 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monterey Park is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
North El Monte 0
Norwalk 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Norwalk are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and City of Norwalk Housing Authority.
Palmdale 20 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palmdale is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Palos Verdes Estates 0
Paramount 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paramount is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Pasadena 36 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pasadena are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Housing Authority of the City of Pasadena.
Pico Rivera 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pico Rivera are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Pico Rivera Housing Assistance Agency.
Pomona 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pomona are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and City of Pomona Housing Department.
Quartz Hill 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Quartz Hill is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Rancho Palos Verdes 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rancho Palos Verdes is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Redondo Beach 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Redondo Beach are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Redondo Beach Housing Authority.
Rolling Hills 0
Rolling Hills Estates 0
Rose Hills 0
Rosemead 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosemead is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Rowland Heights 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rowland Heights is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
San Dimas 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Dimas is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
San Fernando 7
San Gabriel 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Gabriel is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
San Marino 0
San Pasqual 0
Santa Clarita 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Clarita is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Santa Fe Springs 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Santa Fe Springs are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles, Housing Authority of the City of Lakewood, Housing Authority of the City of Paramount, Housing Authority of the City of Lawndale, Housing Authority of the City of Lomita and Housing Authority of the City of Santa Fe Springs.
Santa Monica 34 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Santa Monica are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Housing Authority of the City of Santa Monica.
Sierra Madre 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sierra Madre is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Signal Hill 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Signal Hill is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
South El Monte 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South El Monte is the Baldwin Park Housing Authority.
South Gate 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Gate are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and South Gate Housing Authority.
South Monrovia Island 0
South Pasadena 0
South San Gabriel 0
South San Jose Hills 0
South Whittier 0
Stevenson Ranch 0
Sun Village 0
Temple City 0
Topanga 0
Torrance 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Torrance are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Housing Authority of the City of Torrance.
Val Verde 0
Valinda 0
Vernon 0
View Park Windsor Hills 0
View Park-Windsor Hills 0
Vincent 0
Walnut 0
Walnut Park 0
West Athens 0
West Carson 0
West Covina 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Covina are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Baldwin Park Housing Authority.
West Hollywood 19 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Hollywood are the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and Housing Authority of the City of West Hollywood.
West Puente Valley 0
West Rancho Dominguez 0
West Whittier Los Nietos 0
West Whittier-Los Nietos 0
Westlake Village 2
Westmont 0
Whittier 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whittier is the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
Willowbrook 0