Affordable Housing In Los Angeles County
California

1,393 Low Income Apartment Communities In Los Angeles County

Gardena Valley Towers Co-op

1715 W 158th St
Gardena, CA
Income Based
1 BR
62+

San Lucas Apartments

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

Huntington Hacienda II

4668 Huntington Dr S
Los Angeles, CA
$773-1,187
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Hollywood Fountain South

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

Village at Beechwood

44063 North Beech Ave
Lancaster, CA
$456-630
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Collage Apartments

1905 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA
Income Based
2-3 BR
Market Rate

Main Street Vistas

5950 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA
Income Based
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Figueroa Place

1320 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Income Based
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Azusa Park Apartments

363 N Calera Ave
Azusa, CA
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Detroit Lexington Family Apartments

1155 N Detroit Street
West Hollywood, CA
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 1,393 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 101,938 affordable apartments for rent in Los Angeles County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 51,172 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Los Angeles County, HUD housing programs support 32,919 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 48,719 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Los Angeles County

Housing Authority Programs
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Los Angeles County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
City of Compton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the City of Pasadena Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
City of Inglewood Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Redondo Beach Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Burbank Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Culver City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Santa Monica Housing and Economic Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the City of Glendale Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Pico Rivera Housing Assistance Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
City of Norwalk Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
South Gate Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Baldwin Park Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Torrance Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
City of Pomona Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
City of Hawthorne Department of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the City of Lakewood Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the City of Hawaiian Gardens Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the City of Paramount Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the City of Lawndale Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the City of Lomita Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of West Hollywood Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Housing Authority of the City of Santa Fe Springs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Los Angeles County, California

Los Angeles County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1,393
Total Low Income Apartments 101,938
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 51,172
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

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 $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 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.

Income Qualifications for Los Angeles County HUD Rental Assistance in Los Angeles County

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
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, 615 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.

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.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Los Angeles County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $36,550 $41,800 $47,000 $52,200 $56,400 $60,600 $64,750 $68,950
60% of Median $43,860 $50,160 $56,400 $62,640 $67,680 $72,720 $77,700 $82,740

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 $56,400 a year, or $4,700 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,700 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,410 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 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $914 $979 $1,175 $1,358 $1,515 $1,671
60% $1,097 $1,175 $1,410 $1,629 $1,818 $2,006
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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,158 $1,384 $1,791 $2,401 $2,641

Cities In Los Angeles County

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City Listings Served By
Los Angeles 818 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Los Angeles is the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.
Pasadena 36 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pasadena are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Housing Authority of the City of Pasadena.
Long Beach 45 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Long Beach are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach.
Pomona 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pomona are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and City of Pomona Housing Department.
Santa Monica 36 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Santa Monica are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Santa Monica Housing and Economic Development.
Compton 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Compton are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and City of Compton Housing Authority.
Lancaster 26 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lancaster is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Palmdale 23 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palmdale is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Glendale 20 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Glendale are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Housing Authority of the City of Glendale.
West Hollywood 20 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Hollywood are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Housing Authority of the City of West Hollywood.
Inglewood 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Inglewood is the City of Inglewood Housing Authority.
El Monte 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve El Monte are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Baldwin Park Housing Authority.
Maywood 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maywood is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Santa Clarita 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Clarita is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Avalon 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avalon is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Claremont 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Claremont is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Culver City 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Culver City are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Culver City Housing Authority.
Rowland Heights 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rowland Heights is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Monrovia 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monrovia are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Baldwin Park Housing Authority.
Covina 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Covina is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Lomita 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lomita is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Whittier 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whittier is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Santa Fe Springs 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Santa Fe Springs are the Los Angeles County Development Authority, 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.
Cudahy 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cudahy is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Bellflower 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellflower is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
West Covina 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Covina are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Baldwin Park Housing Authority.
Baldwin Park 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Baldwin Park are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Baldwin Park Housing Authority.
Montebello 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montebello is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Lakewood 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakewood is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Alhambra 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alhambra is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Commerce 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Commerce is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Lawndale 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lawndale is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Beverly Hills 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beverly Hills is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
San Dimas 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Dimas is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Hawthorne 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hawthorne are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and City of Hawthorne Department of Housing.
La Puente 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Puente is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Gardena 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gardena is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Hollywood 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hollywood is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Arcadia 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arcadia is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Signal Hill 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Signal Hill is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Torrance 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Torrance are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Housing Authority of the City of Torrance.
Duarte 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duarte is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Paramount 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paramount is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Downey 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Downey is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Castaic 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Castaic is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Bell 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bell is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Rosemead 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosemead is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
South Gate 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Gate are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and South Gate Housing Authority.
Hacienda Heights 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hacienda Heights is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Azusa 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Azusa is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Pico Rivera 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pico Rivera are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Pico Rivera Housing Assistance Agency.
Hawaiian Gardens 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hawaiian Gardens are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Housing Authority of the City of Hawaiian Gardens.
Monterey Park 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monterey Park is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Altadena 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Altadena is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Carson 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carson is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Huntington Park 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington Park is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Norwalk 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Norwalk are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and City of Norwalk Housing Authority.
La Verne 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Verne is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Glendora 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glendora is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
La Mirada 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Mirada is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Redondo Beach 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Redondo Beach are the Los Angeles County Development Authority and Redondo Beach Housing Authority.
San Gabriel 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves San Gabriel is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Bell Gardens 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bell Gardens is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Marina Del Rey 20 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marina Del Rey is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Lennox 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lennox is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Sierra Madre 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sierra Madre is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
East Rancho Dominguez 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Rancho Dominguez is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Rancho Palos Verdes 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rancho Palos Verdes is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Quartz Hill 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Quartz Hill is the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
Lynwood 1
Diamond Bar 1
Temple City 0
Artesia 0
Acton 1
Agoura Hills 0
Agua Dulce 0
Alondra Park 0
Avocado Heights 0
Bradbury 0
Burbank 9
Calabasas 1
Cerritos 0
Charter Oak 0
Citrus 0
Del Aire 0
Desert View Highlands 0
East La Mirada 0
East Los Angeles 2
East Pasadena 0
East San Gabriel 0
Elizabeth Lake 0
El Segundo 0
Florence Graham 0
Green Valley 0
Hasley Canyon 0
Hermosa Beach 0
Hidden Hills 0
Industry 0
Irwindale 0
La Cañada Flintridge 0
La Crescenta Montrose 0
Ladera Heights 0
La Habra Heights 0
Lake Hughes 0
Lake Los Angeles 0
Leona Valley 0
Littlerock 0
Malibu 0
Manhattan Beach 0
Mayflower Village 0
North El Monte 0
Palos Verdes Estates 0
Rolling Hills 0
Rolling Hills Estates 0
Rose Hills 0
San Fernando 15
San Marino 0
San Pasqual 0
South El Monte 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South El Monte is the Baldwin Park 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
Topanga 0
Valinda 0
Val Verde 0
Vernon 0
View Park Windsor Hills 0
Vincent 0
Walnut 0
Walnut Park 0
West Athens 0
West Carson 0
Westlake Village 2
Westmont 0
West Puente Valley 0
West Rancho Dominguez 0
West Whittier Los Nietos 0
Willowbrook 0
Florence-Graham 0
La Crescenta-Montrose 0
View Park-Windsor Hills 0
West Whittier-Los Nietos 0