Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Texas Emergency Services: If you are one of the millions of Texas residents without power, read about emergency services available to you here.

Affordable Housing In Norwalk
Los Angeles County, California

Waiting List Openings In Norwalk

Waiting ListStatus
Los Angeles County Development Authority Senior Public Housing Open Now

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Norwalk

San Antonio Gardens Senior Apartments

13708 San Antonio Drive
Norwalk, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Los Alisos North Apartments

11308 Pioneer Blvd
Norwalk, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Norwalk Christian Towers

14141 Clarkdale Ave
Norwalk, California

Center Pointe Villas

11856 Orange St
Norwalk, California
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve Norwalk

Housing Authority Programs
City of Norwalk Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Norwalk, California

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 538 affordable apartments for rent in Norwalk, California.

Income Based Apartments in Norwalk, California

Norwalk features 233 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 Norwalk, California

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Norwalk, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Norwalk landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Norwalk.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Norwalk, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,852 and $2,264.

2021 Norwalk, 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
Norwalk, California Fair Market Rent $1,369 $1,605 $2,058 $2,735 $2,982
Norwalk, California Payment Standard Range $1,232 to $1,506 $1,445 to $1,766 $1,852 to $2,264 $2,462 to $3,009 $2,684 to $3,280

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Norwalk, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 538
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 233
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.86%
Average Renter Household Size 3.70
Average Household Size 3.85
Median Household Income $59,756 ±$1,965
Median Rent $1,349 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.27% ± 3.91pp
Total Population 106,659

Population and Household Demographics

Norwalk is a city in Los Angeles County, California with a population of 106,659. There are 27,225 households in the city with an average household size of 3.85 persons. 36.86% of households in Norwalk are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Norwalk

The median gross income for households in Norwalk is $59,756 a year, or $4,980 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,349 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Norwalk, a household making less than $4,497 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Norwalk.

Area Median Income In Norwalk

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 Norwalk, the AMI is calculated from all households within Los Angeles County.

In Norwalk, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,300

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 Norwalk

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 Norwalk

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Norwalk AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Norwalk AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Norwalk AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,100 $72,100 $81,100 $90,100 $97,350 $104,550 $111,750 $118,950