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

Discover affordable housing in Los Angeles County 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.

Hawaiian Gardens Apartments

11950 Centralia Rd., Hawaiian Gardens, California 90715

The Atrium at West Covina

1829 E Workman Ave, West Covina, California 91791

Sonata Apartment Homes

21350 Parthenia Street, Los Angeles, California 91304

Apperson Street Apartments

7412 Apperson St, Los Angeles, California 91042

Happy Valley Apartments

3035-3045 Sierra Street , Los Angeles, California 90031

Chariton Apartments

2010 Chariton Street, Los Angeles, California 90034

Artiste Apartments

6731 Leland Way, Los Angeles, California 90028

Greenwood Gardens

1405 S. Greenwood Avenue , Montebello, California 90640

Canyon Country Senior Apartments

18701 Flying Tiger Drive, Santa Clarita, California 91387

Casa Rita

6508 Rita Ave, Huntington Park, California 90255

Mission Plaza

2250 Parkside Ave, Los Angeles, California 90031

Huntington Hacienda II

4668 Huntington Dr S, Los Angeles, California 90032

Asturias Senior Apartments

9628 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles, California 91402

Andalucia Senior Apartments

15305 Lanark Street , Los Angeles, California 91406

Whispering Fountains At Diamond Bar Seniors 55 Plus

23750 Highland Valley Rd., Diamond Bar, California 91765

Rosewood Park Apartments

2230 S. Eastern Ave., Commerce, California 90040

Whispering Fountains at Lakewood

3200 E South Street, Lakewood, California 90805

Maywood Villas

5601 Atlantic Blvd. , Maywood, California 90270

Whispering Fountains At Whittier

12251 Washington Blvd, Whittier, California 90606

Juanita Tate Legacy Towers

4827 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90011

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Los Angeles County, 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 County, 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 County, California.

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

How many renters live in Los Angeles County, California?

The County of Los Angeles County has 9,721,138 people living in 3,415,726 households.

There are 4,804,268 renters living in 1,863,679 renter households in this County. Renters make up 49.42 percent of the population living in Los Angeles County.

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

There are an estimated 3,641,935 housing units in the Los Angeles County area. Of these, 1,938,649 units are rental homes, making up 53 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Los Angeles County, California, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Los Angeles County?

The rental vacancy rate in Los Angeles County is 3 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 County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Los Angeles County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
226,012 585,695 684,139 279,775 73,241
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Los Angeles County

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

How many renter households in Los Angeles County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 55 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 30 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Los Angeles County

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 County, California

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

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 126,131 56 percent
One BR 257,946 44 percent
Two BR 157,990 23 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Los Angeles County, California

How many affordable rental units are in Los Angeles County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 75,561
Public Housing 9,335
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 36,192
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 256
Section 236 Rental Assistance 40
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 4,336
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 921
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 38
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Los Angeles County, California

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

Income Based Apartments in Los Angeles County, California

Los Angeles County features 54,797 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 County, California

There are 60,288 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Los Angeles County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Los Angeles County, California

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

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.