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Affordable Housing In Mecca
Riverside County, California

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mecca

Thunderbird Apartments

91770 66th Ave
Mecca, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Thunderbird Apartments

91800 66th Ave
Mecca, California
Income Based
2-4 BR

Paseo De Los Heroes

63950 Lincoln Ave
Mecca, California
Accepts Vouchers

Lincoln Family Apartments

91050 7th St
Mecca, California
Accepts Vouchers

H - 010 Paseo De Las Poetas

Seventh St 23 Lots
Mecca, California
Accepts Vouchers

Mecca Family Housing

62600 Lincoln Ave
Mecca, California
Accepts Vouchers

Villas Oscar Romero

65010 Dale Kiler St
Mecca, California

Clinton Family Apartments

91098 7th St
Mecca, California
Accepts Vouchers

Paseo De Los Poetas

Calle Sor Juana And Pablo Neruda
Mecca, California
Accepts Vouchers

H - 003 Nueva Vista Apartments

Date Palm And Seventh St
Mecca, California
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Mecca

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the County of Riverside Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mecca, California

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 646 affordable apartments for rent in Mecca, California.

Income Based Apartments in Mecca, California

Mecca features 273 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 Mecca, California

There are 305 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mecca.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mecca, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mecca landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Mecca.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mecca, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,160 and $1,418.

2020 Mecca, 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
Fair Market Rent $875 $1,030 $1,289 $1,789 $2,216
Payment Standard Range $788 to $963 $927 to $1,133 $1,160 to $1,418 $1,610 to $1,968 $1,994 to $2,438

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mecca, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 646
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 273
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 56.71%
Average Renter Household Size 4.16
Average Household Size 4.54
Median Household Income $26,047 ±$2,484
Median Rent $643 ±$73
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.82% ± 14.61pp
Total Population 9,472

Population and Household Demographics

Mecca is a city in Riverside County, California with a population of 9,472. There are 2,086 households in the city with an average household size of 4.54 persons. 56.71% of households in Mecca are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mecca

The median gross income for households in Mecca is $26,047 a year, or $2,171 a month. The median rent for the city is $643 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mecca, a household making less than $2,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Mecca.

Area Median Income In Mecca

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 Mecca, the AMI is calculated from all households within Riverside County.

In Mecca, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,300

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 Mecca

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 Mecca

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,850 $18,100 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,400 $30,150 $33,900 $37,650 $40,700 $43,700 $46,700 $49,700
80% of Median $42,200 $48,200 $54,250 $60,250 $65,100 $69,900 $74,750 $79,550