Affordable Housing In National City
San Diego County,
9 Low Income Apartment Communities In National City
Housing Authorities that serve National City
|Housing Authority of the City of National City||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in National City, California
There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,471 affordable apartments for rent in National City, California.
Income Based Apartments in National City, California
National City features 407 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 National City, California
There are 1,064 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in National City.
Housing Choice Vouchers in National City, California
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay National City landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in National City.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in National City, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,833 and $2,241.
2020 National City, 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||$1,404||$1,566||$2,037||$2,894||$3,576|
|Payment Standard Range||$1,264 to $1,544||$1,409 to $1,723||$1,833 to $2,241||$2,605 to $3,183||$3,218 to $3,934|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
National City, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||9|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,471|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||407|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||69.27%|
|Average Renter Household Size||3.48|
|Average Household Size||3.63|
|Median Household Income||$41,437 ±$1,751|
|Median Rent||$996 ±$27|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||59.6% ± 3.87pp|
Population and Household Demographics
National City is a City in San Diego County, California with a population of 60,043. There are 15,332 households in the city with an average household size of 3.63 persons. 69.27% of households in National City are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in National City
The median gross income for households in National City is $41,437 a year, or $3,453 a month. The median rent for the city is $996 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In National City, a household making less than $3,320 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.6% of households who rent are overburdened in National City.1
Area Median Income In National City
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 National City, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Diego County.
In National City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,300
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 National City
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 National City
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$22,500||$25,700||$28,900||$32,100||$34,700||$37,250||$39,850||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$37,450||$42,800||$48,150||$53,500||$57,800||$62,100||$66,350||$70,650|
|80% of Median||$59,950||$68,500||$77,050||$85,600||$92,450||$99,300||$106,150||$113,000|