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Affordable Housing In Ontario
San Bernardino County, California

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ontario

Ontario Senior Apartments

280 N Lemon St
Ontario, California

Mountain View Senior Apartments

516 N Mountain
Ontario, California

Dale Apartments

Four Separate Addresses
Ontario, California

Mountain View Senior Apartments

511 N Palmetto Ave
Ontario, California

Housing Authorities that serve Ontario

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ontario, California

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 732 affordable apartments for rent in Ontario, California.

Income Based Apartments in Ontario, California

Ontario features 191 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 Ontario, California

There are 493 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ontario.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ontario, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ontario landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Ontario.

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

2021 Ontario, 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
Ontario, California Fair Market Rent $955 $1,106 $1,390 $1,917 $2,369
Ontario, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ontario, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 732
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 191
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.47%
Average Renter Household Size 3.49
Average Household Size 3.54
Median Household Income $54,114 ±$1,948
Median Rent $1,249 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.22% ± 2.95pp
Total Population 168,218

Population and Household Demographics

Ontario is a city in San Bernardino County, California with a population of 168,218. There are 47,375 households in the city with an average household size of 3.54 persons. 46.47% of households in Ontario are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ontario

The median gross income for households in Ontario is $54,114 a year, or $4,510 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,249 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ontario, a household making less than $4,163 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Ontario.

Area Median Income In Ontario

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

In Ontario, 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 Ontario

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 Ontario

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ontario 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 Ontario 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 Ontario 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