Affordable Housing In Mission Viejo
Orange County, California

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mission Viejo

Arroyo Vista Apartments

26196 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Heritage Villas Senior Apartments

26836 Oso Pkwy
Mission Viejo, California
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1-2 BR
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mission Viejo, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Mission Viejo, California

Housing Authority Programs
Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mission Viejo, California

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 298 affordable apartments for rent in Mission Viejo, California.

Income Based Apartments in Mission Viejo, California

Mission Viejo features 0 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 Mission Viejo, California

There are 298 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mission Viejo.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mission Viejo, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mission Viejo landlords $1,400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Mission Viejo.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mission Viejo, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,092 and $2,556.

2022 Mission Viejo, 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
Mission Viejo, California Fair Market Rent $1,716 $1,905 $2,324 $3,178 $3,674
Mission Viejo, California Payment Standard Range $1,544 to $1,888 $1,715 to $2,096 $2,092 to $2,556 $2,860 to $3,496 $3,307 to $4,041

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mission Viejo, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 298
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.92
Average Household Size 2.82
Median Household Income $100,366 ±$2,715
Median Rent $1,918 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.87% ± 4.9pp
Total Population 95,979

Population and Household Demographics

Mission Viejo is a city in Orange County, California with a population of 95,979. There are 33,483 households in the city with an average household size of 2.82 persons. 22.96% of households in Mission Viejo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mission Viejo

The median gross income for households in Mission Viejo is $100,366 a year, or $8,364 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,918 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mission Viejo, a household making less than $6,393 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Mission Viejo.

Area Median Income In Mission Viejo

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 Mission Viejo, the AMI is calculated from all households within Orange County.

In Mission Viejo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,700

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 Mission Viejo

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 Mission Viejo

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mission Viejo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$28,250 $32,300 $36,350 $40,350 $43,600 $46,850 $50,050 $53,300
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mission Viejo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$47,100 $53,800 $60,550 $67,250 $72,650 $78,050 $83,400 $88,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mission Viejo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$75,300 $86,050 $96,800 $107,550 $116,200 $124,800 $133,400 $142,000