Affordable Housing In Los Angeles
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In Los Angeles

874 Low Income Apartment Communities In Los Angeles

Picardy Apartments

109 S Normandie Ave
Los Angeles, California

Wilmington Townhomes

450 King Avenue
Los Angeles, California

Amistad Apartments

2037 Lincoln Park Ave
Los Angeles, California

Pueblo Del Rio

5220 Long Beach Ave
Los Angeles, California

Kittridge Park Villa

18303 Kittridge St
Los Angeles, California

William Mead Homes

1316 N Main St
Los Angeles, California

Vendome Palms Apartments

975 N Vendome St
Los Angeles, California

Hacienda Village

675 E 88th Pl
Los Angeles, California

Villa Esperanza

255 E 28th St
Los Angeles, California

Santee Court - Phase One

700 S Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, California

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
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Los Angeles, California

There are 874 low income housing apartment communities offering 61,444 affordable apartments for rent in Los Angeles, California.

Income Based Apartments in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles features 29,049 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 30,038 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 $1,852 and $2,264.

2021 Los Angeles, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Los Angeles, California Fair Market Rent $1,369 $1,605 $2,058 $2,735 $2,982
Los Angeles, California Payment Standard Range $1,232 to $1,506 $1,445 to $1,766 $1,852 to $2,264 $2,462 to $3,009 $2,684 to $3,280

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Los Angeles, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 874
Total Low Income Apartments 61,444
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 29,049
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.

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 $80,000

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Los Angeles

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Los Angeles AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,850 $28,400 $31,950 $35,450 $38,300 $41,150 $44,000 $46,800
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Los Angeles AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Los Angeles AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,250 $75,700 $85,150 $94,600 $102,200 $109,750 $117,350 $124,900