Affordable Housing In Needles
San Bernardino County, California

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Needles

Lilly Hill Apartments

1001 Lillyhill Dr
Needles, California
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1-3 BR

River Garden Apartments

1970 Clary Dr
Needles, California

Quail Trail Apartments

310 Sunrise Trail
Needles, California

Riverview Terrace CO Hyder

1933 Erin Dr
Needles, California

1104 Bailey Ave

1104 Bailey Ave
Needles, California
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Housing Authorities that serve Needles

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Needles Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Needles, California

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 384 affordable apartments for rent in Needles, California.

Income Based Apartments in Needles, California

Needles features 123 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 Needles, California

There are 261 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Needles.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Needles, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Needles landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Needles.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Needles, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,251 and $1,529.

2021 Needles, 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
Needles, California Fair Market Rent $955 $1,106 $1,390 $1,917 $2,369
Needles, California Payment Standard Range $860 to $1,051 $995 to $1,217 $1,251 to $1,529 $1,725 to $2,109 $2,132 to $2,606

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Needles, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 384
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 123
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $30,443 ±$5,554
Median Rent $578 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.98% ± 10.34pp
Total Population 4,942

Population and Household Demographics

Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California with a population of 4,942. There are 2,138 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 49.25% of households in Needles are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Needles

The median gross income for households in Needles is $30,443 a year, or $2,537 a month. The median rent for the city is $578 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Needles, a household making less than $1,927 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Needles.

Area Median Income In Needles

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 Needles, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Bernardino County.

In Needles, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,500

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 Needles

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 Needles

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Needles AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $19,000 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Needles AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,500 $42,700 $45,850 $49,000 $52,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Needles AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,250 $50,600 $56,900 $63,200 $68,300 $73,350 $78,400 $83,450