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Affordable Housing In Moorpark
Ventura County, California

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Moorpark

Walnut Street Apartments

765 Walnut Street
Moorpark, California

Charles Street Apartments

396 Charles St
Moorpark, California

Tafoya Terrace Apartments

344 Charles St
Moorpark, California

Vintage Crest Senior Apartments

4700 Park Ln
Moorpark, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Moorpark

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Moorpark, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 263 affordable apartments for rent in Moorpark, California.

Income Based Apartments in Moorpark, California

Moorpark features 30 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 Moorpark, California

There are 233 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Moorpark.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Moorpark, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Moorpark landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Moorpark.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Moorpark, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,749 and $2,137.

2020 Moorpark, 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 $1,266 $1,503 $1,943 $2,709 $3,243
Payment Standard Range $1,139 to $1,393 $1,353 to $1,653 $1,749 to $2,137 $2,438 to $2,980 $2,919 to $3,567

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Moorpark, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 263
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 30
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.04%
Average Renter Household Size 3.42
Average Household Size 3.31
Median Household Income $99,777 ±$6,459
Median Rent $1,764 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.93% ± 7.19pp
Total Population 35,339

Population and Household Demographics

Moorpark is a city in Ventura County, California with a population of 35,339. There are 10,687 households in the city with an average household size of 3.31 persons. 26.04% of households in Moorpark are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Moorpark

The median gross income for households in Moorpark is $99,777 a year, or $8,315 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,764 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Moorpark, a household making less than $5,880 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.93% of households who rent are overburdened in Moorpark.

Area Median Income In Moorpark

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 Moorpark, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ventura County.

In Moorpark, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $97,800

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 Moorpark

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 Moorpark

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,700 $27,100 $30,500 $33,850 $36,600 $39,300 $42,000 $44,700
50% of Median $39,550 $45,200 $50,850 $56,450 $61,000 $65,500 $70,000 $74,550
80% of Median $63,250 $72,300 $81,350 $90,350 $97,600 $104,850 $112,050 $119,300